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08-22-2014, 06:41 AM #1
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Avon river Christchurch NZ

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08-22-2014, 07:22 AM #2
Shadow Mrs. Buckwheat
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Morning on the Lièvre

Far above us where a jay
Screams his matins to the day,
Capped with gold and amethyst,
Like a vapor from the forge
Of a giant somewhere hid,
Out of hearing of the clang
Of his hammer, skirts of mist
Slowly up the woody gorge
Lift and hang.

Softly as a cloud we go,
Sky above and sky below,
Down the river; and the dip
Of the paddles scarcely breaks,
With the little silvery drip
Of the water as it shakes
From the blades, the crystal deep
Of the silence of the morn,
Of the forest yet asleep;
And the river reaches borne
In a mirror, purple gray,
Sheer away
To the misty line of light,
Where the forest and the stream
In the shadow meet and plight,
Like a dream.

From amid a stretch of reeds,
Where the lazy river sucks
All the water as it bleeds
From a little curling creek,
And the muskrats peer and sneak
In around the sunken wrecks
Of a tree that swept the skies
Long ago,
On a sudden seven ducks
With a splashy rustle rise,
Stretching out their seven necks,
One before, and two behind,
And the others all arow,
And as steady as the wind
With a swivelling whistle go,
Through the purple shadow led,
Till we only hear their whir
In behind a rocky spur,
Just ahead.

-Archibald Lampman
08-23-2014, 03:21 AM #3
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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That painting reminds me of my road trip with my daughter where we stopped in Stratford, Ontario by the water...swans and artists everywhere. cheers.gif
08-23-2014, 04:49 AM #4
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(08-23-2014, 03:21 AM)UniqueStranger Wrote:  That painting reminds me of my road trip with my daughter where we stopped in Stratford, Ontario by the water...swans and artists everywhere. cheers.gif

you'd love our Avon river-- its only small but it meanders right thro' the city centre , office workers eat their lunches on its banks , punts and kayaks share it with the birds and fish ( only Children Allowed to fish )
08-23-2014, 11:12 AM #5
Octo Mother Superior
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Lovely! I really have to come down there and see for myself if the light is different than here. It seems like it from the paintings hmm.gif
08-23-2014, 11:36 AM #6
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(08-23-2014, 11:12 AM)Octo Wrote:  Lovely! I really have to come down there and see for myself if the light is different than here. It seems like it from the paintings hmm.gif

heres the city as she used to be ( Before Quakes )

http://www.mikegreenwood.co.nz/#!christchurch/c248z
08-23-2014, 11:45 AM #7
Octo Mother Superior
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It was a beautiful place, but I'm sure it still is. I would like to visit one day. cheers.gif
08-23-2014, 11:54 AM #8
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(08-23-2014, 11:45 AM)Octo Wrote:  It was a beautiful place, but I'm sure it still is. I would like to visit one day. cheers.gif
when I win Lotto I'll shout yous two an air ticket
08-23-2014, 12:14 PM #9
Octo Mother Superior
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That would be so incredibly awesome! yay.gif Thanks mate hug.gif
08-23-2014, 12:19 PM #10
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(08-23-2014, 12:14 PM)Octo Wrote:  That would be so incredibly awesome! yay.gif Thanks mate hug.gif
dont tell JR just yet --- just incase I dont win it
08-23-2014, 12:22 PM #11
Octo Mother Superior
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whisper.gif It'll be our secret
08-23-2014, 02:56 PM #12
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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(08-23-2014, 04:49 AM)ocker1 Wrote:  
(08-23-2014, 03:21 AM)UniqueStranger Wrote:  That painting reminds me of my road trip with my daughter where we stopped in Stratford, Ontario by the water...swans and artists everywhere. cheers.gif

you'd love our Avon river-- its only small but it meanders right thro' the city centre , office workers eat their lunches on its banks , punts and kayaks share it with the birds and fish ( only Children Allowed to fish )

Guess what the river in Stratford is named? The Avon River. blink.gif Here's a video showing how beautiful a spot it is. cheers.gif





This is also where Shakespeare is the attraction, at the playhouse.
08-24-2014, 01:59 AM #13
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looks beautiful . a lot wider than ours , but now the Earthquakes have ensured that all the land around our Avon is unfit for building , there are Plans for parks and water sports and huge concerty sorts of things are in the pipe line right thro' the City centre and all the way to the sea at New Brighton Beach
http://www.zoomin.co.nz/map/nz/christchurch/

Hey Ive never seen the ORIGINAL STRATFORD on AVON in ENGLAND where ol' Bill strutted his stuff
08-24-2014, 03:09 PM #14
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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I haven't seen the original either because I've never visited England, but I would love to visit all of Britian and do road trips.

The actors that have played Shakespeare in Stratford, Ontario are:

Quote:Such well known actors who have participated in the festival included Alan Bates, Brian Bedford, Douglas Campbell, Len Cariou, Brent Carver, Hume Cronyn, Brian Dennehy, Colm Feore, Megan Follows, Lorne Greene, Paul Gross, Uta Hagen, Julie Harris, Martha Henry, William Hutt, James Mason, Eric McCormack, Loreena McKennitt, Richard Monette, John Neville, Nicholas Pennell, Amanda Plummer, Christopher Plummer, Sarah Polley, Douglas Rain, Kate Reid, Jason Robards, Paul Scofield, William Shatner, Maggie Smith, Jessica Tandy, Peter Ustinov and Al Waxman.[2]

...with Christopher Plummer being a most particulate favourite and who live there.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stratford_S...e_Festival




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