Hi folks, Its been awhile since a proper update meanwhile Nick has been all over the place during the past couple of months including a couple of cemeteries, Hoopers inlet (with gumboots) at night, he has captured some foggy city perspectives, the gas works museum, the beach, the harbour and of course the odd building or two.
Usually we post one or two pics to social media but there are often many others deserving of a wee bit of attention. The October files are so big I’m splitting it into three posts with Part 1 being a bit of a mixture, Part 2 largely Oceanic and Part 3 buildings.
Before we begin a huge thank you to anyone who has purchased one of our calendars, a piece of art, visited the exhibition or even dropped an encouraging word here or there. We are truly grateful for your support.
N o r t h e r n C e m e t e r y
If you’re wondering what prompted this graveyard exploration, Nicks interest was piqued during a conversation about a groundsman who had dedicated a large chunk of his career to caretaking the grounds of the cemeteries which I guess we’d consider to be some of our ‘'sacred places’.
I was fairly determined to dislike these images, for many people a cemetery can be a place of comfort/ healing/remembrance and for others cemeteries are places of pain and loss, places that are difficult to reconcile with the lives of their loved ones buried within.
Yet as I looked at these images there was something striking about the way nature wraps itself around the burial ground, the enduring quality of the gravestones standing tall bearing homage to a life long since passed. It seemed appropriate that in a photographic exploration of the city and its buildings, somehow the graveyards are a part of that picture.
The large mausoleum pictured is located in the Northern Cemetery, the tomb designed by R.A. Lawson in 1880 and the resting place of William Larnach and his family.
A n d e r s o n s B a y C e m e t e r y
This peaceful picture and the images below are taken overlooking Andersons Bay Cemetery and Crematorium.
F o g g y D a y s
D u n e d i n G a s w o r k s M u s e u m
Located at 20 Braemar Street, South Dunedin the Gasworks museum operated between 1863 and 1987 and was New Zealands only gasworks. Today it is one of three known gasworks museums in the world open every Sunday for visitors between 12-4 pm to view an amazing collection of technology from a bygone era.
Nick was really taken by the decorative style and creative flair that went into the machinery and buildings with such obvious attention to detail apparent despite the commercial purpose intended for the plant and equipment.