Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Taupo fences

On our way down to the Wairarapa a couple of weeks ago, Chris and I broke the journey and stayed a night in Taupo.  It's about 430 kms south of here, in the centre of the North Island.   The following morning we took a stroll along the waterfront and visited the Saturday morning market before heading west to Napier.






At the time the British and Irish Lions rugby team was touring the country and in one place, the fence was being used to fly the flags of New Zealand and our British and Irish visitors.



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  1. Love the flags on the fence. I remember we had a lovely B&B in Taupo.

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    1. One is spoilt for choice when it comes to accommodation in Taupo, Diane.

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  2. I thought New Zealand had a new flag like a feather of some sort. Maybe I imagined it after too much falling down water.

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    1. We had the Great Debate about the flag, Adrian. Friends fell out, it was very emotional and traumatic. The old flag won out in the end. Anyone who wanted to change the flag needed a lot of falling down water to get over it.

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  3. Taupo is a great place to visit and I love the flags along the fence! Thanks for stopping by my blog. The birds in the photo are probably starlings. The hang around the paddocks with the cows.

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    1. I didn't think of starlings but can see now that's what they probably are.

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  4. Lovely views, the fences don't detract at all as they are simple. Very nice to fly everyone's flag, too.

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    1. I agree, Messymimi. Lots of town had out signs to welcome the Lions but I think Taupo was the only place we visited to fly all the visitors' flags. And the lake made a lovely backdrop.

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  5. Interesting fence and stunning views of a beautiful area.

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    1. It is a lovely area, Red. The lake is beautiful in all seasons.

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  6. Been a long time since I've been to Taupo, loving the fence lined with flags though, that is cool.

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  7. I LOVE the lighting in some of these, and really enjoy seeing your world!

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  8. So now I'm waiting for the Napier photos. Where did you stay?

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  9. Great scenery shots! Love it when fences seem to blend in with the scenery. One way to ensure an even more seamless look is to stick with native hardwoods or, better yet, woods that match surrounding trees for color, pattern, or tree type. Even if it's just the posts, native hardwoods look so much better than chain link or plastic.

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