August 2010

urinals

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sorry to spring this on you so suddenly.  i don’t normally take photos in public toilets, but i’m a little confused by these loos which appear in new zealand.

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i think the idea is you stand on the little platform.  but it raises so many unfortunate questions i probably should stop writing.  next.

yowza

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leg

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welcome to NZ Roland !

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this was in the gutter.  not sure if that’s where roland ended up.

but the whole thing made me think of this

internal workings exposed

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this is great.  it’s not quite an x-ray of a hand towel circulator but it’s not bad.

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truths about emergencies

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‘in an emergency, you don’t have time to climb a pole and stand on one leg with your arm sticking out like an aerial.  you’re almost better off with a pigeon’

(from one of the ‘national’ newspapers)

50% off whsmith products

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we don’t have whsmith in new zealand.  that explains the empty table i suppose

tsunami evacuation zone

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run up a wave to avoid the other wave grabbing you between its wavy fingers

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we’re warned to evacuate the beach if there is a strong earth movement.  but i note the word ‘move’ has moved. 

i wonder what you had to do before they decided it was ‘move’

flax

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whatipu

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various signage

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the lifejacket is particularly good for very short people