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A stunning Sunday at Scorching Bay – and the kitsch of the paua-covered house next to Scorch-a-rama Cafe adds to the summer scene.

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Wellington has art just lying around all over the place. Or, should that be, stretching above our heads all over? Another beautiful winter’s day over the weekend.

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Seen in Wellington, it is both comforting and melancholic – why wouldn’t we be doing OK? For more examples of guerilla knitting, check out this collection on Flickr.

I succumbed. They are just gorgeous. Diesel, in the sale. How could a girl resist, even if they do make me six foot high? I might tag them as ‘art’….

A happy morning spent helping out at a local kindy, making stars for Matariki.

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Give a child a lovely, yellow balloon, a big, thick marker…and this is what they might draw. Someone a bit angry?;-)

Sunday morning saw me hanging out with the girls down by the skate park near Wellington’s water front. I’m not sure I had noticed the marae-style gateway to the park before today, but the contrast between that and the graffiti nearby was interesting, in terms of both colour and culture. What statement, if any, is made by taking a shot that includes them both?  No colour enhancement on this, btw.

This is one of four sculptures outside the Museum Hotel. I have enhanced the colour (they are normally a rusted browny-red) to emphasise the impact that they make. Snapped this whilst driving past.

As seen on Plimmer Steps in Wellington CBD.

Graffiti? Art? Political statement?

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I ran past him at 8am this morning in glorious sunshine (training run for the Team MND half-marathon) and passed him again in the afternoon when the sky was grey and the wind nearly shiped my into the water as I tried to grab the close-up shot.

He had a bit of graffitti on his bum – but the green shoe that someone slipped on to his foot last week had been removed. Poor chap. He is beautiful – but he gets a lot of attention, and not all of it good.

Still, I love the way Wellington has artistic moments like this sprinkled along the water front.

Solace in the wind’, by Max Patte: article on his installation from

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