Friday, 10 June 2016

Two intrepid walkers -some hometown snaps

Some snaps taken around my hometown a few years ago,
 just five as I want to join Amy for Five on Friday.


Tainui Street, part of the shopping centre.


A greenstone fountain (New Zealand jade), 
also known in Maori as pounamu.
The South Island is also known 
as Te Wai Pounamu, or Greenstone Waters.


The Grey River taken from
 the flood wall along Mawhera Quay.


The railway station and i centre
 on the left and a hotel on the right.


Another hotel, both hotels are heritage buildings.


Be kind to one another,
Diana

20 comments:

  1. I've always had a soft spot for New Zealand. My Dad spent some time there when he was in the navy and made good friends near Wellington. We had regular parcels from them with 'all things Maori' in them and I loved it when they arrived. I still have a tiki guarding my back door. So it's good to see photos of your town.

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  2. It's very interesting to see what it's like in your neck of the woods. :-)

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  3. Don't you just love all the places that we get to see as armchair travellers in blogland.
    Really enjoyed your 5.

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  4. Diana, I noticed that there do not seem to be many trees. Here in the US most towns have trees planted near stores etc for esthetic reasons. And it is hot as hades here in the summer so the shade is welcome. I love the heritage buildings. We have some older buildings downtown near the river( the Tennessee River flows through our town.)

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  5. Thank you for the peek at your home town. I love the look of the heritage buildings. The last one reminds me of a building in the historic section of downtown near where I live.

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  6. Oh how pretty...I thought that as well, no trees....thank you for sharing.

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  7. Thanks for sharing the photos of your hometown. It looks really beautiful.

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  8. I love seeing where bloggers live. Armchair traveling is great! Have a lovely week.

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  9. That trail next to the Grey River is calling to me! It's nice that they turned the heritage buildings into hotels. Have a wonderful weekend.

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  10. Always nice to have a peek into other areas that I have never visited. Certainly seems like a very pretty town.

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  11. You live in such a beautiful country. I love the New Zealand jade fountain. Have a wonderful weekend xx

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  12. You live in a beautiful place, have never traveled to that part of the world.

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  13. Lovely to take a walk with you! I really like the fountain, so simple, but very beautiful too. Thank you for taking part in Five On Friday. I hope you have a great weekend! xx

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  14. What a lovely little town! Love the distant view of the mountains, too. The green stone fountain is wonderful. xx Karen

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  15. Wonderful to see where you live. This is what I love about blogging thanks for the share x

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  16. The pictures tell a story of a place I'll never get to visit, except through the lens of people like you. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a sweet comment. Hope you have a great weekend!

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  17. Hi Diana, I so enjoyed seeing your beautiful photos of your hometown. The scenery looks fascinating! I've only "stopped" in New Zealand on my way to Sydney. Maybe one day I will visit. My best to you, Pat xx

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  18. thank you for sharing your town. enjoyed the tour.

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  19. For some reason couldnt find the comment box on the newest post jt seemed a fairly nice road trip. I miss them since mama left I havent really gone far. Nice to visit again with love Janice

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