Thursday, September 24, 2009

a blue and yellow thursday

so it seems this week we are going to prat on about somewhere i don't even know... great, infact the last time i heard the word dunedin i ended up here... incarcarated...


ok i admit i am looking rather excited arf arf. so why are we doing dunedin b? "cos blue and yellow are the colours of otago doyle"...


spose thats fair then. b said dunedin was first settled by the scots in 1848 and it boomed with the discovery of gold making it a pretty rich and busy place...


it has a population of around 120,000 - two of whom are b's mom and dad...


apparently dunedin is one of the best preserved victorian and edwardian cities in the southern hemisphere, earning it the cudos of being new zealand's architectural heritage capital. highlight buildings would be the otago university which is new zealand's first university it is also where b studied design... she says she's an old girl... she sure is arf arf arf...


you cant really refer to duno's architecture without mentioning the dunedin railway station... it has the coolest stained glass windows featuring lots of blue and yellow of course...

and blue and yellow mosaic floors...


they reckon it's the most photographed building in NZ and it's where the tairei gorge excursion train is based... yes you guessed it, that is also blue and yellow...


dunedin is often dubbed 'rugby city' and is home to the highlanders...


their home grounds, the famous carisbrook, is renowned for its unrivalled crowd atmosphere... mmmmm... while we are on the subject of atmosphere we can't forget the students can we... that's right folks, dunedin is a student town and during the varsity year the students run wild... they call it culture...


yep pretty wild eh and note that our cop cars are also blue and yellow! the students drink alot of the local beer produced by the speights brewery... pride of the south they reckon...


and these studious individuals live in student flats like this... true! they are fiercely proud of their home making skills...


b's flat when she was a student in dunedin was pretty cool, it was up on a hill away from studentland and yes even the street signs are blue and yellow


dunedin is famous for its royal albatross colony and is also home to the world's rarest penguin, the yellow-eyed penguin or ‘hoiho’...


it is home to the famous cheese roll... oh and b wanted me to point out these are not cooked yet apparently they get toasted and if you click on the words cheese roll you will go to a link to some old recipes...


and the sublimely tasty jimmy's pie - b & c just hate that they can't get them up in auckland they reckon they are the best pie in the world, luckily b's dad puts them out of their misery and brings them some when he comes to stay...


ok b, that's enough, i'm thinking you could prattle on forever, sure dunedin seems like a pretty sweet place but i doubt it's as sweet as my blue and yellow chukky doughnut... finally it's all about me... woof


next week blue wants to play red... oooo i feel a song coming on...

6 comments:

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

What great examples of blue and yellow!

(and none are Swedish - BOL) -

Mom and I think we'll have some cheese roll PLEASE!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Sistertex said...

Perfect! Very nice...lots of interesting blue and yellows there. The cheese roll - I gained 5 pounds just looking at it!

Poopsie aka Blue said...

Great going finding a place to fit Blue & Yellow - love the tartan & Dunedin looks an interesting city.
Glad you finally got a look in to Doyle.

Love, pats & pets
Blue

Maggie and Mitch said...

The stained glass windows and mosaic floor are just gorgeous!
We'll take the cheese roll, please!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Teddy said...

Good job finding those blues and yellows!! I love the plaid colors and the city nightscape :)

Life With Dogs said...

What an interesting take on the meme. You made this a ton of fun!