Unnaturally Nice

My mind was boggled when I visited Centennial Gardens in Napier on the North Island’s east cost.  Situated along the Bluff Hill Walkway, Centennial Gardens is a treasure trove of flowers and water features.  But surprisingly, this area wasn’t always so lovely.     A quarry in a former life, these Gardens were created in … More Unnaturally Nice

FIT FOR A KING…. OR MERCHANT BARON

It is extremely rare to come across a castle in the Southern Hemisphere, unless a highfalutin individual has built one for their family home. But in Dunedin, William Larnach did just that. This example of medieval beauty, built in 1871, stands tall on the Otago Peninsula. Unsurprisingly, William Larnach called his castle “Larnach Castle”. Architecture … More FIT FOR A KING…. OR MERCHANT BARON