fredag, juli 21, 2006

my latest find

Me and light fittings- we have a thing going on. My latest find is fron Yorkshire, the town of Pickering-a flea market stall -these solid brass cherubs had electric lamps as the holes for the wires indicate. With all the new types of light bulbs around led, micro compact fluro maybe these will become something more unusual.

what to do during the day? 1

Well, recently downloading my camera I guess the answer is - I walk with Sita and take in the sites of this pretty place. The lake and the buildings of this great little town. the burgher's house dates from 1589 when the village burned to the ground. the town hall a beautiful 1920's vision of classical proportion -what post modernism could have been-the streets of shops with displays on the pathways- no fear of snatch and go. oh yea brent and sita walking to the bus each morning.

lørdag, juli 15, 2006

If it is july this must be denmark

With all the travel? its been hard to keep the blog uptodate so a quick update of the past few months:

April 2006:
With Sita(my dog)on her way to dublin to join brent-the house sold and our stuff in storage it was time to say farewell for now and what a great "bon voyage"it was with all the beautiful friends in new zealand. hugs and kisses to you all.

May 2006:
Dublin Ireland - finally after months of phone calls- brent met me at the airport and sita greeted me at our new home on north great george street. one of dublin's forgoten treasures of georgian architecture, the street is mostly georgian design is so elegant and dignified. I can say this part aspect of ireland has been grand.

June 2006:
Spain - woo hoo hot spain with too much to tell-but what a great time sitges was too lovley-
the bars and the chaisers -thank you. great food and what elsearchitecture design and clevery sexy spanish wit... gaudi what a genus.

mandag, juli 10, 2006

The new de young museum san Francisco

Finally after missing out seeing the new de young - last year big winds knocked out the power on the day I arrived- anyway what a great building and an interesting collection of art. Textiles, Pacific cultures and European arts with the eyes of early California really fresh and American. The building is the event though amazing spaces slivers of space link to each other and to internal landscaped courtyards. Color and texture -copper wall panels and the view tower 360*vistas but instead of feeling exposed or trapped in a glass box like most of these types of rooms - the ceiling extends from inside out to form this screen roof that invites the view -great.

mandag, juli 03, 2006

Just a bit homesick

Wanted to show you all the place as it is a wonderful place that I plan to return. Having only lived in New Zealand for 5 years I have come to love the place and its people. Far away from most everyone with everything one really needs. "small but perfectly well formed" as they say-

just to start

my name is charles, just a bit of background. on April 2006 I departed new zealand for a journey to see a bit of the world. here are some pictures and thoughts along the way.