St. Clair Esplanade, Dunedin, New Zealand.

St. Clair Esplanade, Dunedin, New Zealand.

It is almost March already, this year is going super fast. February has been fun, hopefully have lots of photo opportunities in March! 🙂

Amanita Muscaria.

Amanita Muscaria.

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Kuri (Dog) Magnet Street, Dunedin, New Zealand.  Kuri / Dog was the only domesticated animal of the Maori and was brought to Aotearoa New Zealand by Polynesian mariners several hundred years ago. Artist Stephen Mulqueen

Kuri (Dog) Magnet Street, Dunedin, New Zealand.
Kuri / Dog was the only domesticated animal of the Maori and was brought to Aotearoa New Zealand by Polynesian mariners several hundred years ago.
Artist Stephen Mulqueen

Almost halfway through February 2014 and still going strong with my photo-a-day project.

The foundation stone for the Dunedin cenotaph was laid by the Mayor, H Livingstone Tapley, on ANZAC Day, 1924. Some interesting items were placed in the cavity under the stone, including the official history of New Zealand's part in the war and also Byrne's history of the Otago Regiment, a statement of the bodies of troops that had left Dunedin, and copies of current newspapers. Before the structure itself could be built there was some difficulty in raising the sum required due to the difficult post-war environment. Because of this shortfall in funding, the bronze figures in the original design were left off. The final design took the form of a tall shaft encased in imported Italian Carrara marble. JL Salmond was the local architect and the contract was let in September 1924, at 8420 pounds. The inscription at the base read "The Glorious Dead 1914-1918" with the addition, after World War 2, of "The Glorious Dead 1939-1945". The Cenotaph was unveiled by HRH, the Duke of York, on 17 March 1927, during his visit to New Zealand and is still the focus of ANZAC Day commemorations.

Dunedin Cenotaph. Queens Gardens, Dunedin, New Zealand.

 

Sacred Kingfisher, Kōtare, Otago Peninsula, New Zealand.

Sacred Kingfisher, Kōtare, Otago Peninsula, New Zealand.

So far 2014 has been a delight, 11 days in and there has been no dramas or accidents and I have managed to take heaps of photos.  It feels like 2014 is going to be a promising year.

My main goal or project for 2014 is to take a photograph for everyday of the year. So far I have managed to complete each day with ease, I hope the rest of the year goes as well and I can keep a good variety.

Click here to view current photographs for January 2014. 🙂

I hope everyone has a pleasant 2014.

View from Sandymount, Otago Peninsula, New Zealand.

View from Sandymount, Otago Peninsula, New Zealand.