Giant Santa – 2012-12-11

Spotted at Moore Wilson’s in Wellington.

From the sign talking about the prize drawing:

Hello, I am a Bohemein Giant Santa! Would you like to win me? I am worth around $1000 [note by Kristina: NZ Dollars], I take approximately 6 hours of my master’s time to make and I weigh around 9 1/2 kg’s! Spend $20.00 or more on Bohemein Chocolates and you can go in the draw to win me.

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December 11, 2012

Blooming Pohutukawa – 2012-12-09

You know Christmas is near in New Zealand when the Pohutukawa start to bloom and show off their vibrant red color. Gotta love the NZ Christmas tree.

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December 9, 2012

Hobbit spotting – 2012-12-06

I got some mail today stamped in Wellington and the stamp read "Carried by New Zealand Post 05 Dec 12 5 pm From the Middle of Middle-earth – New Zealand". New Zealand Post is all in on the Hobbit-mania.

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December 6, 2012

Flowers week 49 – 2012-12-05

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December 5, 2012

The Basin Reserve – 2012-12-04

Do you see how windy it is? Not so much. The grass is cut close to the ground and the Basin Reserve looks very serene. Hard to imagine that there is quite some wind blowing that makes it difficult to stay on the bike from time to time.

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December 4, 2012

The Middle of Middle-earth – 2012-11-28

The world premiere of the Hobbit in Wellington brought celebrities and lots of people watching the celebrities to Wellington. This is the Embassy Theater with the Gandalf Sculpture and some other props to get people into the mood.

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November 28, 2012

Hobbit artisan market – 2012-11-26

Artists who worked on the Hobbit movie display their craft and invite visitors to buy their art. Many of the things are really nice and not kitsch, but true craftsmanship.

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November 26, 2012

View of Wellington from a helicopter – 2012-11-24

Helicopter ride from Owhiro Bay School over the open water and circling back via Island Bay with views of Wellington

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November 24, 2012

One wall standing – 2012-11-23

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November 23, 2012

Hobbit spotting – 2012-11-22

Wellington gears up for the world premiere of the Hobbit on November 28, 2012.

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November 22, 2012