Friday, 11 November 2011

Peguins and Oamaru stone

Last weekend I went to Oamaru for the South Island conference for New Zealand Aglow.
It was held in the newly refurbished Opera House, which is in the picture below. It is a beautiful old Victorian building built from the lovely white Oamaru stone.
A lovely venue where we were really well looked after.

As it was not a live in conference my GKB decided to come with us - us being my mother and me. We stayed in motels and he did his thing while we were 'conferencing'.
On our first night we had been promised an 'Adventure' so after the formalities were over we were all asked to put our hats and coats and scarves on and given instructions on how to get to the Little Blue Penguin colony. And those who had cars were asked to give a lift to some one who needed one - preferably some one they didn't know.
A great way of meeting people :)

No photo's allowed unfortunately so the closest thing we have is the one above,
the penguin is carved in Oamaru stone,
me with my little mother in the background, taken the day we departed.

Sunday was quite a nice day so my GKB spent the morning wandering around the town,
went to the market and had a look at the historic precinct.

           There were several sculptures in the middle of town as well, which are hard to describe really,
but are weirdly, or should I say darkly, attractive!! 
                    Steampunk - I don't know what it is supposed to represent but I have put up a couple of   photo's for you. Man stuff I guess.

And one more photo taken that morning of lovely St Luke's Church, just because I like it.

 Have a good weekend folks.


  1. Sounds like you must have had a wonderful time. You look really cute hugging that penguin! :)
    Thank you so much for popping in to see me.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  2. I love that church too--very pretty!


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