One of my favourite walks recently was the short walk up Holcombe Hill. Maybe it was the company that day, or the great weather. From in front of the Peel Monument we could clearly see the skyline of Manchester city centre a good few miles south of here. Ramsbotton is a very picturesque place to visit and I look forward to spending more time there in future. Peel Monument is a memorial tower to Sir Robert Peel, a Prime Minister of the UK in the mid 19th century.
Originally built in 1834 as a Scottish Presbyterian Church. It was eventually consecrated as a Church of England parish church in 1874. Refurbished in the 90s it is a classic style of what I think of when I think of English churches. I was here for a very special christening. As you can see we had the perfect weather on the day. Arriving a little early I was able to capture this photograph without cars in the carpark and the sun over my shoulders.
Opened in 2019 Christchurch’s Riverside Market is well worth a visit. Overlooking the Avon River in the heart of the central business district. It’s an indoor farmers’ market open 7 days a week selling local produce, meat, seafood, baked goods, coffee and more. For me it has always been a fantastic place to get lunch. I’ve eat great dumplings, Indian food, coffees and cookies from here. The design is very timeless and it looks like it’s been here for much longer than just a few years.
These two story timber villas were built in the early 1900s. Facing the Pacific Ocean on Marine Parade. When I first drove past I thought there would be no way to get a “clean” photograph of all six of them. By clean, I mean without parked cars and people distracting from the buildings. Even still they are a difficult subject to photograph due to the busy road right in front of them. This ended up being taken on a quiet Monday evening. Even still there’s a few distractions in this photograph. Like the wheelie bins and the bright blue parking meters. The panoramic was created by combining three images in Lightroom. The blue house on the end was for sale at the time for offers over 1 million NZD. Almost all of the six sisters now home businesses of some sort on their ground flours. The Six sisters Coffee House always seemed very popular when driving past. Next time I’m in Napier I’ll have to try their coffee.