Monday, 16 July 2012

A miscellaneous post...

Things are busy around here right now - I am working a fair bit, which always makes life frantic. And a new semester has just started, so I am studying again... Clinical Pathology and Hematology - very exciting!

We have had a bit of time to stop and smell the roses though - yesterday I made blueberry pancakes for brekky...

 And late last week I go this snap of the sunset....check out the layer of smog settled on the city:

Slightly to the side you can see our CBD skyline:

...dominated by cranes and darkened buildings. Each building is being painstakingly deconstructed - but in the news today, they have announced the intention to implode a building! We will head down and have a look on Sunday August 5th when it takes place.

Saturday, 7 July 2012

Art comes to town...

Christchurch is lucky enough to be hosting Michael Parekowhai's On First Looking Into Chapman's Homer - the work he exhibited at the Venice Bienniale last year.

The work is made up of a series of objects, including two bronze bulls atop two bronze pianos, a scarlet-red carved Steinway piano (which originally belonged to Lili Kraus when she lived in NZ), and at least four bronze olive seedlings. Difficult to visualise, but amazing.