Yesterday I went in search of this view (not knowing 100% where Peggy’s Hill was)
Harbour Cone from Peggy’s Hill(1939) Colin McCahon
Due to a cold wind and tired kids I ended up only getting as far as here:
Lone Soldier Monument (1923) R. A. Hosie, Architect E. H. Walden
I like what it says about the soldier
“Unlike Dunedin’s Boer War Memorial of 1906 where the infantryman is seen as an idealised figure, this is intimate portrayal of the ordinary soldier. He stands with his coat half open, his rifle slung over his left shoulder. He is on perpetual sentry duty in a foreign field. However, his thoughts, it seems, are at home on the Otago Peninsula.”
If it turns out fine tomorrow (although the forecast actually reads “Sleet. Snow in the hills. Strong icy cold southerlies”), I intend to actually get to Peggy’s Hill and take photos – maybe like these guys.
Peggy’s Hill, Otago Peninsula(1951) John Blackman