NZ Holiday: Snapshot 3

Hello friends! We had a wonderful few days in Dunedin (aka little Edinburgh!!) with so many places to visit and things to see! The Dunedin Public Art Gallery was a favourite and I loved this painting (and not just because of the chooks 😉 ) It’s a large oil on canvas (1690 x 1340 mm) painted by Stanhope Alexander Forbes in 1883 and titled Preparations for the Market, Quimperlé, Brittany.

There were many old churches and buildings to view and we tried to capture the first one via a selfie – oops!!

There’s an impressive statue of the famous Scottish poet, Robbie Burns:

But what took my breath away was The Smith Portrait Gallery in the Toitu Otago Settlers Museum!! You see the faces of so many of the people who developed Otago from the early days. The interactive displays let you discover who they are, when they came and on which ship, their marriages and where they settled! Here’s just part of the room:

And there was natural beauty to be seen as we travelled to the Royal Albatross Centre on the Otago Peninsula:

and revisited the drive to Larnach Castle

I can’t wait to share a few highlights from our stay in Christchurch 🙂 Thanks so much for visiting today! Megan xo

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