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2nd Day in Nelson

Art, Architecture and Gardens

sunny 20 °C

A visit to the Suter Gallery. It has changed a lot since 2008 and one of my favourite painters (Irvine Major from Nelson) is no longer in vogue. His work has been stashed away in the vaults and the impression I got was that he was probably not coming out again! Anyway here's one of his works:


The contemporary and ceramic galleries were excellent and we especially liked this piece by Chiara Corbelletto from 2003 and called "Polypropylene"


From there we headed to South Street, New Zealand’s oldest fully preserved street. The cobblestone paths, quaint Victorian cottages, lantern streetlights, planter boxes and white picket fences along South Street are an ode to Nelson’s unique history. Building began on South Street (previously known as ‘Town Acre 456’) in the 1860’s, and over time wooden cottages added outhouses and porches which still remain today. Whilst the interior of the cottages are allowed to be modernised, any external restoration has to be in-keeping with the character of the street, such as a fresh lick of paint or a repair of the roof shingles


And finally, we walked through the Queens Gardens


And to top it all off, there was a really magnificent sunset around 8:45 and this was from out terrace


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