Category: New Zealand


Window With A View

West Wind Makara Wellington | At Down Under | Viviane Perenyi

Let’s start the week with a glimpse of the view Paprika and I enjoyed this past week-end at West wind recreation area, Makara.
In the distance the silhouettes of Mana and Kapiti islands.

Have a great week !

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Colour or Monochrome

Oriental Parade Wellington | At Down Under | Viviane Perenyi

Wellington Around the Bays | At Down Under | Viviane Perenyi

I’m so thankful for the gorgeous summer days we are having lately…

Here are captures taken around the bays of Wellington.
Rainbow of colours or a muted colour palette -almost monochromatic- I like the way both pictures portray the seaside, yet with a different feel.

Wish you all a nice week!

Coromandel

Otama Beach Coromandel New Zealand | At Down Under | Viviane Perenyi

I hope you had a great time during the holidays and that you welcomed with joy this brand new year of 2013 !

Paprika and I went up north for a couple of days, in beautiful Coromandel.
We traveled the peninsula from East to West. We truly enjoyed the relax atmosphere, the beautiful beaches, alfresco lunches under plum trees and the fresh seafood locally produced.

Sunset and Sign Coromandel New Zealand | At Down Under | Viviane Perenyi

Pottery Studio Coromandel New Zealand | At Down Under | Viviane Perenyi

Pottery Studio A.Rhodes Coromandel New Zealand | At Down Under | Viviane Perenyi

We visited Alan Rhodes pottery studio and gallery.
Yes, I like to have a look at artist workshop… Alan told us about his craft and how he uses the clay extracted from his own land to create the glazed pots.
I could not help, but have one of the pieces myself, a pretty blue bowl.

Macadamia Coromandel New Zealand | At Down Under | Viviane Perenyi

Macadamia Orchard | At Down Under | Viviane Perenyi

Hen and Fresh Garlic Coromandel New Zealand | At Down Under | Viviane Perenyi

Feijoa Bloom and Garden Coromandel New Zealand | At Down Under | Viviane Perenyi

Gardens Coromandel New Zealand | At Down Under | Viviane Perenyi

I also came back from our journey with macadamia nuts. The orchard located nearby the renowned cathedral cove can be viewed. The nuts usually harvested in winter were hanging on the branch of the tree still young and green.
I have already made a good use of the nuts. Ground and mixed with shredded apple they made a good filling for this year galette. A tasty twist to the usual frangipane.

Cathedral Cove Coromandel New Zealand | At Down Under | Viviane Perenyi

Pohutukawa Coromandel New Zealand | At Down Under | Viviane Perenyi

And of course Coromandel is all about the beach. More often than not fringed with pretty pōhutukawa, in bloom at this time of year. We visited the popular and touristic Hot Water Beach and Cathedral Cove, but preferred the charm and the tranquility of many others. Specially Otoma beach, the East end, is worth the drive on the gravel road.

I wish you all a beautiful year 2013 !

Cathedral Cove Coromandel New Zealand | At Down Under | Viviane Perenyi

We liked the food at:
Pepper Tree, Coromandel town.
Colenso Cafe, Whenuakite.

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