A Travellerspoint blog

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:

large_e9098850-85cd-11ee-9792-e986b08ce5db.jpg

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

large_ee64f6b0-85d0-11ee-9fe3-7b1c7e349460.jpg

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

large_f5ca9450-85d0-11ee-9fe3-7b1c7e349460.jpg

And finally, we walked through the Queens Gardens

02d34290-85d2-11ee-a57a-8d47c4fb5f48.png

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

large_e6bd80e0-874b-11ee-9556-d950d433c8d1.jpg

Posted by kforge 04:42 Archived in New Zealand

Email this entryFacebookStumbleUpon

Table of contents

Be the first to comment on this entry.

This blog requires you to be a logged in member of Travellerspoint to place comments.

Login