2/17/15

roadside snaps

A river monster on the way to Te Puke.

Statue of Wairaka in Whakatane Harbor. Click here for her story.

A penny-farthing bicycle.

Captain Cook stataue in Gisborne. That's where he first landed in New Zealand.

Kowhai sculpture in Napier. Kowhai is the Maori word for 'yellow' and the name of a native tree.

19 comments:

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

That Captain Cook did get around didn't he!! Scary Sea Monster ;>

eileeninmd said...

I love this collection of sculptures. The river monster is fun! And I think the last one is very pretty.. Thanks for sharing your world.. Have a happy week!

John said...

Looks like you are having a good time.

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
...haahahahaha yet another expatriate Scot in that top one!!! Love the Kowhai...YAM xx

maryaustria said...

An amazing series of shots! I really like the monster! :)

A Quiet Corner said...

Your first shot scared me!!!!...:)JP

Linda W. said...

Interesting attractions. The sea monster made me smile.

Felicia said...

wonderful images. I like the bicycle.

Amy Franks said...

cool photos! I especially like the first and the last one.

Margaret Adamson said...

Looks like you are having fun and seeing lot on this trip. A friend of mine lives in Napier and I have visited her

ladyfi said...

What cool sculptures.

Gerald (SK14) said...

thought you'd found the Loch Ness Monster's cousin.

Leovi Leovi said...

Nice picture, a wonderful place, exquisite lights!!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Love the silhouette of the statue. And that river monster is so fun!! From old tires?

facile et beau - Gusta said...

Interestin attractions. The monster made me smile but I also like the others.

waldlaeufer68 said...

hello
forming one looks like nessie from the Loch Ness lake in Scotland;-))
regards Frank

Valerie said...

Wonderful penny farthing cycle - an extraordinary invention!

Lisa Kerner said...

What a fun post. Makes me want to go to NZ and visit all these places.

Fun60 said...

Looks like an offspring of the Loch Ness Monster!