Friday, September 12, 2014

Day 3 - Rain!

Friday – Auckland

Its misty rain and cold and they are expecting it to last all week…. poo…

So we spent today in galleries and museums.


Below is an exert from Colin McCahon’s ‘Northland Panels” (1958)



Beautiful Building – lovely timber (kauri pine?) and the floor was full of shell fossils.

The children above are busy with white Lego.


World Building of the Year 2013–2014

Auckland Art Gallery was awarded World Building of the Year at the recent World Architecture Festival (WAF) in Singapore. The accolade follows respective category wins in 'Completed Buildings - Culture' at WAF and 'Culture' category win for interior design at the INSIDE Festival - a partner event to the WAF. Congratulations to architects FJMT + Archimedia!


I played a game of spot the dog. (pointing out all the dogs in different art works)! lots of ‘Ruby’ dogs ( border Collie cross very popular in rural England and Scotland in the 1800’s), but I did spot Maya with the lady below….



NEXT – off to the Auckland Museum after negotiating the public bus system.


This is also their War memorial.


Some Maori stuff and a huge war canoe. 




Above: this fellow is  laid back and relaxed on the bow of the war canoe.

This museum has been renovated and very modern in some parts


On the top floor is the War Memorial,


and, a plane, a Spitfire, (also a Zero) they had to insert into the building and then build the building around it!


Tonight's dinner, pizza in the bar at the Pullman.

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