I’m hoping one of my Kiwi followers can help me with the name if this sculpture in #NewPlymouth. My records show it as ‘Wind Vane’ created 2000. But I think that’s incorrect? If I remember correctly it is in front of the Puke Ariki Museum. Name, artist and creation date would be greatly appreciated. #newzealand #taranaki #helpme #namethis #helpneeded#inzed #enzed #nzigers #ignz #ignewzealand
Mt Taranaki, Taranaki, New Zealand. March 2012.
#Maori beliefs state that there were once 4 volcanoes peacefully living in the center of #NewZealand: Taranaki, Ruapehu, Ngauruhoe, and Tongariro. Taranaki took a liking to a lovely little mountain called Pihanga, however, Pihanga belonged to Tongariro. Taranaki fought Tongariro for Pihanga’s affections and lost. His punishment was banishment. As Taranaki left, he gouged out a wide swath of land that filled with his tears, becoming the Whanganui River. He is still crying today. #taranaki #whanganui #newzealand #nzlegends #maorilegends #2012 #historylesson
Kaipipi Road, Rakiura Great Walk, Stewart Island, New Zealand. February 2010.
This is the Kaipipi Road. Originally, it was the ‘Main Road’ on Stewart Island and connected Oban on Halfmoon Bay to the Kaipipi Bay sawmills in the early 1900s. It was a metalled road (that’s paved for my US friends) running along ridges that often didn’t seem more than 8 feet wide, certainly not wide enough for logging trucks. It was made a part of the Rakiura Track when it was developed for DOC. The paving stones still remain intact today. #rakiura #stewartisland #greatwalk #rakiuratrack #newzealand #kaipipiroad #kaipipibay #2010
Henderson Waves, Singapore. February 2012.
In honour of a conversational exchange with @granjools, I pulled this pic out of the archives. The Henderson Waves is a pedestrian bridge on the Southern Ridges trail which links parks along the southern ridge of Singapore. At 36m (118ft) above Henderson Road, it’s the highest pedestrian bridge in Singapore and links Mt Taber Park with Telok Blangah Hill. The name comes from the architectural design of 7 undulating waves making up the bridge. The views from the bridge over Singapore are breath-taking. #hendersonwaves #singapore #architecture #pedestrianbridge #2012 #southeastasia