Wednesday, May 30, 2012

comida uruguaya





not new zealand.

not south america.

but a tuesday night culinary adventure to queens, new york for comida uruguaya...

love and health to all...

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

a tunnel through the earth...







...thinking that they don't make manhole covers like this round gotham city, but maybe if i open it and jump on in i'll come on out the other side round harlem way...

scenes from wellington, words, sights, sculptures and manholes with hints of nyc connects and oh so very different...

it's tomorrow, but soon it'll be nyc today... real.

cap city, may 2012.

love and health to all...

Monday, May 21, 2012

mud fun above the sea


almost on top of mt karioi, this was the scene on sunday midday, the tasman sea and kawhia beach in the distance. mad precipitation made for a morning of mud fun and fresh air.

sitting here monday early, with the wood furnace blasting as last night was close to freezing, blasting too, cat stevens "father and sonm" memories of vista journeys out to l.i.

48 hours from now and leg one towards the big apple will be close to completion...

mud love and health to all....

Thursday, May 17, 2012

atop wellington in autumn


a view from beside the wellington cable car, the university of victoria playing fields down below and the botanical gardens to the left and out of view, all right on the side of a hill....

love and health to all...

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

waylon jennings on mother's day

video
meanings in life come in many forms.  moments that carry meaning for some, may mean nothing to others, and certain elements about events may be important for some and irrelevant to others.

but here we were, mon frere de bordeaux and myself, making our way up cuba street on a sunday in may.  coincidences are mighty and as i sit here writing on an early rainy tuesday morning listening to what feels like a perfect soundtrack for this moment, the wellington based band fat freddy's drop, Big BW, i now realize that sunday the 13th of may was mother's day. hmm... the 13th... mother's day...

so there we were. cuba street, back up the hill to the hostel. and this man rolled by on his electric wheelchair, an inspiring uncle. singing country tunes, meandering throughout the nation's capital, distrito federale of the south pacific.

singing waylon jennings, on the 13th, mother's day. have a view of the video and see for yourself...

love and health to all...

Monday, May 14, 2012

roaming round wellington...


mon frere de bordeaux and i drove down to wellington, new zealand's capital, on friday evening. it was a seven hour car journey via roundabouts and winding roads and we reached wellington an hour or so after midnight and crashed in a small and cramped hostel.

we woke up early and spent the days roaming round the wet and windy city (though the weather graced us with good clouds and blue skies). from the national museum, te papa, on the waterfront, up mount victoria, over to the botanical gardens, the beehive, the library at victoria university, some soul spots for a brew after dinner, good gelato, the city of wellington is abuzz with creativity, music, energies both of the natural world and those of humanity... it might just a be spot to spend some time at...

on the waterfront, like my main man, marlon brando.

wellington, new zealand. mid-may, 2012.

love and health to all...

Friday, May 11, 2012

north to south of the north...


roaming round cape maria van diemen...

december 2011...

love and health to all...

Sunday, May 06, 2012

Pirongia te aroaro o Kahu


mt. pirongia, an extinct volcano about a twenty minute drive from hamilton, new zealand.

seen from the shores of lake rotorua on a friday in may.

love and health to all...

Saturday, May 05, 2012

lake side




sometimes fridays should be for walking.

yesterday, i spent the day circumnavigating lake rotoroa, here in hamilton, new zealand.

the sky was a deep sea blue and the path was warm.

love and health to all...

Thursday, May 03, 2012

off to school..


today to university.

tomorrow to grade school.

then back to university...

pune, india, march 2012.

love and health to all...