The unofficial pictorial biography of New Zealand
So glad you’re here, because we’re going on a tour of New Zealand. Not quite the amazing scenery, but rather a trip on fire trucks, in yoga classes, cafes, bakeries, construction sites, restaurants. And yes, sheep.
Some part of this biography will be through a series of photo “albums”. Others will be with lavish cartoon diaries (check out the nav bar on the right).
To open the album, just click on an image, and boof—you’re in a whole new world. Try it!
P.S. The cartoon diaries and the photo albums get updated on a fairly regular basis. If you want to peek into New Zealand often, yes, there is a way to get updates.
Take your time and click through some of the albums. At the bottom of each album, you’ll find a subscribe button. When you’re ready to subscribe, click on the button and a zany newsletter will show up on a monthly basis.
Frtis, hard at work.The "before" of a train carriage, before it gets restored.The "after" on the left. And the "before"—well, it's obvious, isn't it?Denis explaining that the carriage doensn't have a crumple zone, which means that in an accident, all the railways cars...
The Vintage Railway workshop, where battered trains are restored.
Russell, a quiet, picturesque spot today—but not always.
A small, family-operated smokehouse just out of Matakana Village.
Russell, once called the “hell-hole” of the Pacific.
A cool roaster—and cafe—right in the heart of Russell
The tattoo place just off the water, on Cass Street, Russell.
Another view of Body Fitness Training—this time with weight training.
The Matakana Farmers Market-The Focal Point for Matakana since 2004
The Real Bread Project, way out in Helensville, with its own mill.
Body Fitness Training (BFT) which is up and running at 5 am.
Rose and Ivory, Florist and Bridal Gowns.