Feastock 2016

…excuse…IMG_9929…brunch…(thank you Crusty Corner)…IMG_9703IMG_9705IMG_9706…snacks…IMG_9707IMG_9714IMG_9715…snack police….IMG_9718IMG_9719…usual suspects….usual spot….IMG_9722…hangin’ at the water cooler…IMG_9708…pictures…IMG_9713…bright lights….IMG_9742…these guys…IMG_9733IMG_9743IMG_9744IMG_9737IMG_9739…heads…IMG_9734IMG_9750IMG_9752IMG_9756…no second breakfast….(goodnight Crusty Corner)…IMG_9767…moonlit lights…IMG_9777….elsewhere in the valley….IMG_9771

….another damn fine time at Fea Street…

…an enormous thank  you to everyone for making it a safe, enjoyable day for everyone else.

Yeah I Did A Double take

…glanced at the bus stop across from the shop…IMG_8836

…managed to remember that there was a geek fest’ convention on before I called the airforce/army/secret service/Mulder & Scully….

…(as if E.T. would be in casual conversation with the North East Valley Locals whilst waiting for the bus that takes you to world domination….sometimes I worry about my imagination).

 

In The Neighbourhood

IMG_8786 (1)….post war power poles, stucco garages, munted cars, wrought iron gates and wooden villas….

…North East Valley….fuck yeah.

 

…(ooo, look!…you can see Opoho from here…).

Support Dunedin Musicians Today

…so that the street walking….IMG_8358

…and the pole dancing…IMG_8372

…and the “chest as a billboard”….IMG_8359

…can stop.

 

…(go to band camp or google the hell out of “Left or Right” & “Iron Mammoth”)

…(see you all at Featstock).

One In One Hundred

…little bit of water in the ‘hood last week….

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…you can just see the white line in the middle of the side street…

…managed to clear that with a stick…(got bloody soaked)….

…my block managed to avoid any damage….

 

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…lack of customers…the perfect excuse….

…and when I got home, this was on the boil across the road….

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…yep, that is not being contained by the banks top left…

…the following day…

…the guys in the next block were still cleaning up…

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…this is the Gardens Shopping Area’s 6th 50-year event in as many years (6 not 50!)….

IMG_5130…and while we didn’t cop it as bad as some of the lower lying areas, I wonder if the city council can say “infrastructure issue”…

…or should that be “deferred maintenance” as the rumour about the contractor with the gutter/tank cleaning contract being to busy installing internet fibre to keep the drains unblocked would suggest??

The Root Of The Problem Is The Roots

…autumnal colours are aglow in the valley…. IMG_4732   …but leaves aren’t the only thing falling…. …I was staring out the window admiring a deluge of swirling orange, yellow & brown leaves when I noticed traffic backing up outside the shop…. IMG_4759   …one of two “beautification” trees in the ‘hood came down in the same big equinoctial gust that the leaves were enjoying… …I missed getting a shot of it sprawled across the road because a customer (customers!…with their needs & wants…always getting in the way of “art”!) came in as I was rushing out with my camera… IMG_4760   …it would seem that planting trees in confined, concrete edged, tar-seal surrounded flower beds is not great for their root development…   IMG_4761   IMG_4762   …snap!

Whose Checking The Checka

 

…???….IMG_4517

 

….right outside their front door (camera facing said door)…

…have scanned the local area and found no other instances of this tag…

…they’re either not as brave as we could assume from this “installation”…

…or they got caught.

Not An Every Day Occurrence

…well, a white car parked outside the shop is an everyday occurrence…IMG_3963

….but not one with that many kegs in it…

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…follow that car!

 

…(kegs shown are only three of the five I could see).

Valley Gets The Devil In It

…the valley baptists have a blackboard…

…it had “I AM” on it for over a week….

…I was going to photograph it and go down late at night and add “surprised any one still believes in this superstitious jibber-jabber” underneath….

…but the dark one beat me too it….IMG_3710

 

….the VBs dutifully rubbed off the offending word…

…only to have the bottom right hand “leg” rubbed off the “I”…

…”JAM”….

…didn’t have my camera…

…game on , I think.