I bought a local paper when I travelled to Christchurch the other day. I was struck by the content of the front page that day: almost 2/3 was taken up with two major stories. One was about a nine-year-old girls’s disappointment, the other about Cadbury changing the recipe for one of their sweets!
There’s a technique developed using Photoshop which can turn a picture inside out. Sometimes this gives really interesting results, occasionally better than the original image.
On Friday night I attended a public lecture, the 66th in a series which started back in 1917! The venue was the Nelson School of Music where that 1917 lecture was held. It was full (around 350 people), it had been booked out for weeks.
The event commemorates Nelson benefactor Thomas Cawthron, who when he died in 1915 left almost quarter of a million pounds to set up what is now the Cawthron Institute.
Yesterday I walked down to a building which has been a landmark in Nelson since it was built, but especially after a giant mural was painted on its wall in 1984. Chris Finlayson, the original artist, plus 28 volunteers have been restoring the mural over the past weeks.