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  • low-fi not wifi weekend at Sandy Bay

    On a recent New Zealand trip we stayed in an old bach (pronounced batch = NZ beach shack) at Sandy Bay north of Whangarei. It was built by my father-in-law and two friends around the time Queen Elizabeth 2nd opened NZ parliament and the NZ cricket team won its first Test match.   

    We read books printed on paper not ebooks and went for walks not virtual tours. 

    However I didn’t take a film camera so I shot digital and pretended it was film by using the film emulation jpgs from my Fujifilm X-E1 for this post.

    We arrived late afternoon on a very overcast day with the mist starting to roll in.

    The next 2 days were filled with very low level activity and ice-cream, though I have managed to avoid any evidence.

    Went for a short walk early before we had to leave, saw tidal pools and silhouettes, one of my favorite things is creating photographic Scherenschnitt.

    On the way back to Auckland we had lunch at a cafe by the beach with stunning views.



  • MPavilion

    MPavilion

    MPavilion by Sean Godsell in Queen Victoria Gardens.

    I was listening to "The Architects" on rrr talking about MPavilion last night in the car and detoured for a look.

    It feels a little like the Neue Nationalgalerie in Berlin to me (square transparent, when open) particularly with the current David Chipperfield installation.

    A fantastic new initiative for Melbourne it will be interesting to watch the usage over the next 4 months and the various designs over the coming years.

    Thanks Naomi Milgrom.