I find myself there, digging away, like a thief in the night, studying the names and the dates and families. Who lived long, who perished at sea, what pauper drowned and was buried with a beloved son? Whose child was snatched away 2 years 3 months and 4 days from her birth? It’s all thereContinue reading “Graverobbing”

Not time to go

Heading off tomorrow for a short but sweet cruise to the Bay of Islands at the top of the North Island. Such a busy day, no time to make pictures, so an oldie, but a favourite of mine. I’ve got it printed poster-sized and hanging on my office wall. If I were to do itContinue reading “Not time to go”

Traditional business

This is just a small segment of an incredibly detailed porcelain sculpture embedded in the wall outside a Chinese clan business society in Kuala Lumpur. The attention to detail and the intensity of the colours are superb. And it says something about their culture that this has been here for decades at least without beingContinue reading “Traditional business”


Came upon this out in a paddock when I was on the South Island back in June. I spent my teens in farm country and have paid at least a bit of attention to what farmers do and use over the years. Yet this contraption reminded me rather distinctly of some torture devices I sawContinue reading “Context”