96: Pakaraka

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Let’s finish 2018 and year 8 with a modest joke.

I have been holidaying in New Zealand for December. There aren’t a lot of masonry bridges here and I have seen many of them. This little bridge is the entrance to a farm at Pakaraka. I saw it out of the corner of one eye driving past a couple of days ago and went round that way on 2nd Jan for a closer look.

There is a pdf here.

And a full index here.

This was only about an hour before sundown so very low and very level light.  In a country where stone building is hardly a thing this is beautifully built from selected stone. The builder had a good eye. I wonder how old it is.

This was only about an hour before sundown so very low and very level light.

In a country where stone building is hardly a thing this is beautifully built from selected stone. The builder had a good eye. I wonder how old it is.

This wider shot shows considerable elegance, but I was a bit surprised and looking for a trick.

This wider shot shows considerable elegance, but I was a bit surprised and looking for a trick.

And sure enough, it is just a very elegantly disguised cattle grid.

And sure enough, it is just a very elegantly disguised cattle grid.

Well, that is 2018 done with. Finally up to date and 8 years complete. Hope I can do better in 2019 but in the meantime, best wishes to you all. Bill