Emily waves hello to everyone from the balcony of the house she is staying at in Wellington.
One more Volcano post. A sad one. This is Mt. Taranaki who is basically isolated from all the other volcanos. He is at rest on the coast near New Plymouth. He lost at love and some think he is waiting for revenge. Continue reading A Volcano Alone and Separated From Love
Finally I can come home and people under 30 will respect me. I saw some locations for a famous film series today. Not sure, but here I think someone lost a finger here, someone found a ring, and a little whimpering fleshy pale guy who likes to crawl around the ground made his appearance nearby. Black Gate must be close by… and some really really bad guys. Continue reading The LOTR Checkbox is Finally Checked
I should probably just stop this post here with the title and photo, but you can’t make this stuff up. Continue reading Tractors of the Whangamomona Republic
There is a small isolated wind-swept island in the middle of Wellington Bay. It is most renown for being a quarantine for arriving passengers and then later for diseased animals. There is this one tree, totally contorted by the environment, that sits on the highest hill. If I was going to be here for a number of seasons I would turn it into my “Monet Haystacks” and head out there in all environments to photograph it. Continue reading One Tree
and I would definitely have the cow bell.
Rhysonic is the name. He has his own Vimeo channel with some clips of him playing bells, tubes, and other things.
Academia regularly uses the term “Aspirational Peer.” When planning, institutions will list who they think their peer institutions are, but they will also make another list of institutions they aspire to become – something to shoot for and communicate their most important values. This post is for Lee Boot who loves oceans, sailing, humanity, and cities. He also has visions and limitless energy to make Baltimore the best. This is a seed to plant that Wellington, the capital of New Zealand, should be one of Inner Harbor’s aspirational peers. Continue reading Wellington: Baltimore Inner Harbor’s Aspirational Peer
No, Emily and I haven’t been affected by all the major earthquakes in New Zealand this last month. However, it is extremely windy and cool here. Finding warm places out of the wind here apparently leads to behaviors that other cultures would find strange. Continue reading Fresh Northerlies and Earthquakes
We had a international Valentine’s Day dinner at the house where Emily is staying. Her apartment is directly below this living room and has the same view. Continue reading Valentine’s Day Dinner
Unlike Dorothy, the Tasmanian scone maker who hides behind cash registers, Jaqui Tutt from Wellington will gleefully prance down her steps should you want to take a photo of her purple house. Continue reading Ms. Tutt, Sea Slugs, and Mauve
Walked around Wellington today on a hot summer day and thought about everyone on the east coast of the US freezing. Just 3 shots for humor here. Continue reading Wellington: ET, Beehive, and Changing Light Bulbs
All the Fulbright Scholars (and their families) were welcomed by the Maori at the Waiwheti Marae (gathering place) which is just outside Wellington. Emily has done a great blog post describing this event. Here is a link to it. The only thing I can add is a few photos and descriptions of the overnight and events. Continue reading Powhiri: Maori Welcome Ceremony
It’s steep here. Really steep. This “garage” is just down our “street” – technically we live on a “terrace” – Mortimer Terrace. I wouldn’t even walk into that garage, let alone park my car in it, but this is life here. Somebody does. This neighborhood of Wellington where Emily is staying makes past hilly places I have stayed – Certaldo Alto, Arbuckle Driveway, and Maiori on the Amalfi Coast – look as flat as Kansas. Continue reading Wellington: #1
I found the end of the Long White Cloud in Milford Sound. The weather broke. It took 10 days. The smartest thing I planned months ago was to stay an extra 4 days on the South Island while Emily started settling into Wellington on the North Island. Continue reading End of the Long White Cloud