Being a woman and able to multi-task I am also joining in Sandra’s Window Challenge this week as well.
I want to share with you where I went yesterday. With a friend I tootled over to Waihi to drop off two photos for a Local Art Competition: Art Waikino. While we were there we had a yummy lunch [asparagus, poached egg, bread, parmesan cheese topped with a scrummy sauce] and then my very patient friend spent time with me in the Waihi Cornish Pumphouse.
It was completed in 1904 and was used to keep the No. 5 mine shaft dry. The water was let run down the street and in another of life’s quirks, one of the statues in Waihi of this [children playing in the water] could be a statue of the same patient friend’s grandfather – doing what he loved doing – playing in the tepid water. To see the statue visit: Simple
With the introduction of hydro power the Pumphouse became obsolete. Dilapidated and left standing on shaky ground [above a honeycomb of tunnels and mine shafts] it was feared that at some point the Pumphouse would collapse.
The solution – simple of course – move the almost 2000 ton structure to safer ground.
Now as to those photos I dropped off…here they are.
If you click on this one of Charlie at Sunrise you can still vote for him in the ManyPaws Calendar Competition. Voting is open until the 12th.
So what did you do on your Thursday ???
Part of the Blog Hop Challenges is to link to two blogs that you have visited or inspire you. I am going with the INSPIRE thingee…because these two blogs always do just that for me.
Brynne’s Presences of Magic is a blog that lights up all my days with her beautiful posts. Each week her WEDNESDAY WISH drives me forward, making me aspire to know all of me and be better.
The Cap’n [he’s a pirate] has long been a blogger friend. His words never cease to delight, amuse, arouse my interest. His latest post is a short story that I feel may become an epic tale. Please pop over and read: A Boy.
I am sure once you visit these terrific blogs you will wander through their other pages.