Category: Southland

The Southern Scenic Route Between Invercargill And Tuatapere

Many years ago one of the Rolling Stones described Invercargill – the main, and only city, in Southland – as the “arsehole of the world“. Unfortunately, many New Zealanders feel the same way, not just about Invercargill, but also about the whole Southland region. Does this concern us in Southland? No – not at all because it means less people pollution in the beautiful place we call home. Southland abounds with so many things...

Site of the new Langlands Hotel in Invercargill

The Changing Face Of Invercargill – Part 2

Back in mid-February I wrote about the changing face of Invercargill as demolition work started on some old buildings that sit on the site where a new hotel  to be known as The Langlands is to be built. Well – things have progressed steadily since then as all the old buildings have now been taken right down, but with high wooden fences surrounding the site, there has not been much to see. However a...

Site of a new hotel development in Invercargill

The Changing Face Of Invercargill

Big things are starting to happen in my hometown of Invercargill. In fact the changing face of the city means that what you see today may not be visible tomorrow. For a long time I had been intending to head downtown and take photos of the old Langlands Building on the corner of Don and Dee Streets where the local Licensing Trust has just started work on a new hotel development. Unfortunately I left...

Gallery and Stalld entrances at Invercargill Civic Theatre

Shooting Film With A Nikon F75

This is the first time I have used a Nikon F75 for shooting film, and the results and my reaction to the F75 were mixed. I’m not sure whether I am entirely pleased with the results. There seems to be an awful lot of grain and noise in the images…

Candles in the window of All Saints Church

All Saints Church Invercargill

All Saints Church, Invercargill Every time I publish a new post I seem to start off by saying…”gosh, it’s been a long time since I last posted anything..”, and this time is no exception, although I do have a small excuse this time, because I have been beavering away at redesigning my site. So now the background work is finished it’s time for a new post. On the corner of Dee Street and Hollywood...

Capturing the ethos of Queens Park

The Ethos Of Queen’s Park

Queen’s Park – a place of beauty We – by that I mean me and my partner Lyn, our two dogs and two cats – are lucky enough to live directly opposite Queens Park in Invercargill, and often quip that we have the most beautiful, best kept front garden in the city. The Invercargill City Council website refers to Queens Park as an “81ha jewel in the centre of the city” and in my...