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William Shakespeare at the beach in honour of the people of Christchurch…..and a plaque that explains more

Those of you who have been reading my blog for some time will remember my posts( here, here, here and here) about the brick-work installations along the sea walls at Plimmerton Beach.

Russell Plume created these quotations from the works of William Shakespeare from pieces of brick that wash up along the beach.
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This quotation was installed on a sea wall earlier this year and alongside it now is a plaque explaining the purpose of this particular installation.
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As beach walkers pass by and read the quote and the explanation I hope their thoughts and good wishes will turn to the people of Christchurch to support and encourage them.

There is a Facebook page here for more photos and information to like and share.

Queen’s Birthday in New Zealand, June 2nd 2014

It is a public holiday in New Zealand as we commemorate the Queen’s birthday(NZ is a Monarchy with Queen Elizabeth ll of Britain the ruling sovereign).

In a very surprising, but delightful turn of events, the weather all weekend has been crisp and clear with loads of sunshine.

Some random photos of time spent out in the sun and the breeze today:

Yachting off the coast of Karehana Bay, Porirua

Yachting off the coast of Karehana Bay, Porirua

Speed boating off Karehana Bay, Porirua

Speed boating off Karehana Bay, Porirua

Scraggly Taupata showing the strength of the elements on the shore of Karehana Bay, Porirua

Scraggly Taupata showing the strength of the elements on the shore of Karehana Bay, Porirua

Aloe flower

Aloe flower

Aloes flowers- just a few off a very large plant.

Aloes flowers- just a few off a very large plant.

Honey Bee working for his Queen.

Honey Bee working for his Queen.

More Shakespeare quotes at Plimmerton

I’ve copied and pasted a comment by Russell Plume on Tuesday this week about his creative work piecing old weathered pieces of brick into quotations from Shakespeare and what may yet appear in a setting for all to enjoy.
Good morning Lynley,
The comments attached to your post are very touching. Thanks to you and to your readers.
I have three more settings that have yet to appear along the wall.
“There is a tide in the affairs of men” from Julius Caesar.
“Out damn’d spot, out I say!”. A desperately unhinged Lady MacBeth giving a gentle reminder to dog owners… .
“Ahakoa iti he pounamu”. A Māori proverb: “Although small it is precious” (another reference to Plimmerton…).
The complete collection is still a work in progress.
The ‘tide’ setting has a home which hasn’t been constructed yet. The other two are orphans.
Were you aware that “Brevity is the soul of wit” is above the surge wall 4 or 5 houses south of Queens Ave (down to the end, turn left)?
Thanks again for being so supportive.
Cheers
Russell

I have blogged about them here, here, here and here.

However in my haste on the chilly beach earlier this week I missed this setting.DSCF6273
On a glorious summer’s day yesterday I took a photo to ensure a complete record from the beach front.
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I also walked to the local amateur dramatic theatre nearby to record this quote.
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I follow the Facebook page that Russell has set up here so I will post updates as new settings find a home. My blog statistics always lift dramatically when I post about these quotes by the sea. There is a real interest in them globally.

Here are the rest of the settings along the surge walls at Plimmerton Beach, Porirua, New Zealand.
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