Landscape Notes

Observations of places and things in a disconnected postmodern world

Category: Urban Settings

There is such pleasure in photographing urban areas, especially established neighbourhoods and small provincial towns. They have their own feel and vibe. On a weekday, the suburbs are empty and you can feel a sense of peace and solitude. As you stroll along the quiet pavement you meet the older generation who stop to talk and bid you well. It seems on those days that culture is most evident, seeping out of ordinary buildings and ordinary places where lives have been lived and spent.

Matakohe, Northland.

— Gordon Coates Memorial Church, Matakohe, Northland.

— Gordon Coates Memorial Church, Matakohe, Northland.

The Kauri Tree

— Ancient Kauri stumps. Northland.

— Ancient Kauri stumps. Northland.

— Kauri trees. Puketi Forest, Northland.

— Kauri trees (500-1000 years). Puketi Forest, Northland.


— Kauri Museum, Northland.

— Kauri Museum, Northland.

Horsham Downs

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— Horsham Downs, Hamilton.

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Bader Street

A Sense of Place
It seems to be all right with me. As far as I can see it’s not a bad street…that incident happened with that child, but it’s not an ongoing thing around here…the neighbours all get on well, but we don’t get in each others faces.

Text Source: Waikato Times.
— Bader St, Hamilton.

— Bader St, Hamilton.

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A-Frame House

A-Frame house. Ohaupo.

A-Frame house. Ohaupo.

Te Aroha

Te Aroha is a small provincial town in the Waikato region.  The town name translates to mean “place of love”. Where else would you expect to find such a sweet kiss of plain vanilla.

Circa 1970's

26 Kenrick St, Te Aroha.

St. Mark's Anglican Church. Te Aroha.

St. Mark’s Anglican Church. Te Aroha.

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