In A Fog

‘In A Fog’

Taken yesterday morning in downtown Auckland – a photo of fog blanketing the streets and buildings.

The fog lifted and gave way to a perfect, sunny day. Fog may be all enveloping at the time, but rarely lasts. There is a life lesson in there somewhere I suppose.

Meanwhile, in something unusual for this town, the fog has rolled in for the second day running… but that’s life too!

‘Valkyrie’ Vandalised

‘Valkyrie’ Vandalised’

I posted a photo of my favourite Auckland statue just a few weeks ago in Statuesque Sunshine , and some time ago in Statue: ‘Valkyrie’.

The statue, a fountain actually, had suffered losing its flow of water during a recent drought, and the gates to it had been locked for the past couple of years for reasons unknown.

But now this final indignity:

A local newspaper reports of the vandalism and ruin of the bronze and marble monument.

I was quietly stunned, and saddened.

Utterly pointless…

The statue may not be able to be repaired, the news article states.

I hope some restorative magic can be applied to the once lovely work, I really do.

If not, I feel that I have lost a friend of sorts.