Posts Tagged ‘outdoors’

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I’ve been looking through my archived photos and found this beauty from when we purchased our property on Waiheke.

This shows the original bach that we fell in love with…no running water, an outhouse with a “bucket and chuck it” for a loo, and rotting weatherboards!

So we began the huge task of renovating, which, as my Mum said, grew like topsy and really became a full rebuild.

We did manage to keep the original floorboards and 3 x internal walls…but the rest had to go.

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It has been awhile since I posted something on my blog!

After travelling for a couple months in France and England, I returned home to complete even more study. This was a publishing design course and my submitted project was called Adapt Transform Reuse. It is designed to raise awareness of my home towns heritage buildings, and their threat from an updated land use plan. I photographed examples of buildings that have been given a new lease on life and hoped readers would consider what society may have lost if these buildings had been subjected to the wrecking ball.

 

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_MG_9222Only a month ago in Howe Street there was a building across the street. Then the demolition workers moved in, and now all that is left is some rubble, big noisy machines, dust and dirt….so this is progress….

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Had a nude photo shoot yesterday in Auckland’s midday sun yesterday…it was so good to find a shady spot to work in!

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Sailors Grave

Another magical spot on the Coromandel Peninsula is Sailors Grave, so called as a sailor drowned there in the 1800s. The grave is now looked after by the NZ Navy. The full story is here:
http://www.doc.govt.nz/conservation/historic/by-region/coromandel/sailors-grave/

At times the surf rolls in, and others, as when we visited, the sea was quiet with children playing in the estuary outlet…