Jul 28, 2015
Port 1010 building, 1010 Latrode St
Digital Harbour Docklands.
Built in 2006 this crazy building is apparently "green" to the core having recieved several environmental awards over the years.
Looks a little bit to me like something from the 60's! (Clockwork Orange?)
Jul 27, 2015
Rob sent me this old pic. Intriguing.
My guess is that this is the old sulphur processing plant at Tauranga's Sulphur Point.
Sulphur was mined and ground up on White Island, out from Whakatane. I understand it was then shipped to Tauranga for further processing (perhaps the plant pictured) and used to make fertilizer.
The first sulphur mine on White Island dates back to 1885 and over the years several restart operations occurred for a variety of reasons. Finally all mining ceased in 1933 due to the depression and the reduced demand for fertilizer.
I may be wrong. More work needed.
Jul 26, 2015
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Jul 21, 2015
While we are busy waiting for the next amazing picture from the Horizons mission to Pluto don't forget the other missions that are working away in the background on other worlds or actively searching for new worlds.
Hubble 25 years and still making mind blowing discoveries.
This giant cluster of stars in in our galaxy and contains the hottest brightest and most massive stars.
It's called Westerlund 2
Mars Rover continues to rove the Mars surface.
This panorama was taken a month ago.
It looks like Papamoa beach! Nothing like what I imagined when I was a boy reading my SF books.
Images from NASA.gov