Havana Coffee Works Wellington

Havana Coffee Works Wellington

Havana Coffee Works is my favourite coffees. Thanks for the tip from my friend Mark. They roast their coffee beans in this building. It’s on Tory Street in the centre of Wellington. I took this whilst picking up some freshly ground coffee for my friends and family. Inside they have a little cafe. They also supply local supermarkets and a few of my favourite cafes such as Deluxe and Midnight Espresso. If your in Wellington, get in touch and the coffee is on me.

Wharerata Function Centre

Walking around the Massey University campus in Palmerston North, we came across the Wharaerata Function Centre. As you can see it was a lovely sunny day. We had the place to ourselves as being a Sunday morning it was very quiet. This homestead was built in 1901. Today it’s used as a wedding venue, events centre and has a cafe for the nearby university students.

Dunham Massey stables and carriage hall

Dunham Massey stables and carriage hall

This photograph was taken at Dunham Massey Park on my last trip to the UK for a friends wedding. I’ve shared a number of images of this park as it is close to where I grew up and one popular National Trust properties in Cheshire. The old mill is one of my favourite scenes but here we see the stables and carriage hall which have now been converted into shops and a cafe. I’m not sure the significance of the water in the foreground but I felt it gave a nice reflection. Off to the left of the frame I’ve found fallow deer that roam freely around the park. The Hall dates back to 1660 so these buildings are certainly hundreds of years old. The stables are in the foreground and carriage hall behind.

Transamerica Pyramid Skyscraper

Transamerica Pyramid Skyscraper

Staying three blocks north, I walked past this building a couple of times a day while in San Francisco. The Transamercia Pyramid is the tallest skyscraper in the city, built in 1972 with 48 floors. This was taken one evening on a walk around the China Town area. I was stood on the cross roads Broadway Street looking down Columbus Avenue.

Conservatory of Flowers

Conservatory of Flowers

Cycling through Golden Gate Park I wasn’t sure what I would come across to photograph. My original intention was to capture the Golden Gate Bridge from the west around Fort Point Rock. Having hired the bike for a full two days I cycled south along to Lands End park and Ocean beach. Finally I was heading back to the city when I came through Golden Gate Park (which is actually about a mile away from the great bridge itself). This was probably the last photograph of the bike ride. This huge conservatory (73 metre overall length) was built in 1878.