Monday, November 9, 2009

The Teeny Tiny Town of Naseby...

Hello Everyone,

I am back from an incredibly lovely weekend. It was hot and sunny and David and I spent the time reading, eating, walking, biking and taking photos.

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Indeed it is 2000ft, above worry level!

I wasn't sure which set of photos to post first - David took photos of me riding my bike on Saturday but then on Sunday morning we went for a nice long walk and took photos around the town. I thought I'd maybe show you the 'town' photos first so you can get a taste of teeny, tiny Naseby.

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There were about four different vintage cars on the side of the main road. I was eyeing them up for a photo but David and I were afraid people would see us. This one was around the corner, so a little less conspicuous, and it sort of matched my outfit, so we took a quick snap. I can now cross off 'having my photo taken next to a vintage car' from my list of things to do...

There are around 100 people that permanently live in Naseby, the rest are just holiday homes. Its crazy to think that Naseby gets packed over the summer time, especially when this time around, there was no one there except a few people popping into the shop for the paper, or walking the dog.

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When David and I settle down somewhere and have our own garden, I am determined to find a red phone booth for it! I've wanted one since forever! Working phone optional.

Naseby was primarily a gold mining settlement - for those of you unfimiliar with NZ, the Otago region (where I live) was the gold mining region, and lots of people came from all over the world to make their fortunes. Or not in some cases...

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An old bit of pipe from the gold mining days...

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The old post shop - I found my own gold here, two boxes of fabric!

David's aunt and uncle own a gorgeous, tiny little stone cabin which used to be a gold mining hut - I would have taken a photo of it, but they were there that weekend and I would have felt a bit strange :)

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The smallest of bridges...

There are tonnes of gorgeous little houses about the town, its almost like being in a movie - tiny and perfect in every way.

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Dinky old shops with their original paintwork, this shop apparently had hoisery, womens clothing, haberdashery etc...

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A small view of Naseby...

And that is a small rundown of Naseby! I'll post my 'biking shots' on Wednesday...



  1. Naseby looks so pretty, and the weather looks lovely. I've never made it to Naseby, but I would definitely like to visit there.

  2. Awww, it looks like you had fun! I love that vintage car!

  3. such a cute town!
    lovely outfit!


  4. Oh you look so happy!!! Sounds you had a great week.


  5. Sounds like a great little vacay. Plus your sandals are fantastic.

  6. Looks like fun! Lovely dress - just stopped by your Esy and i LOVE it! :)

  7. oh fun weekend, finally added you to my google reader - yay!

  8. I love the dress an the car, but especially the "above worry level" sign! You always have terrific shots and outfits.

  9. What a pretty little town. It seems perfect. Your outfit is wonderful for a quiet weekend there.

  10. Aw, I always love seeing vacation and getaway photos. Naseby looks like a darling little place to visit. I'm glad you had such beautiful weather to be out and about exploring the town.

    I just love how your dress and the vintage car match. How fun would it be to drive a car like that?! :)

  11. What a cute series! I love the beautiful pictures and being able to learn about a town I'd never have heard of otherwise. You are lucky to live in such a beautiful area.

    I love the adorable green car next to your dress!

  12. Gorgeous outfit in a great place!


  13. Wow, its been years since I have been to Naseby, now I am itching to do a road trip of the south island!

  14. What a pretty little town Naseby is! I really enjoyed your pictures. That red phone booth is so great. I wouldn't mind having one myself ;)
    I just love the dress and cardigan that you're wearing.
    Oh, and that's such a cool car you were able to sneak a picture by.

  15. awesome! two boxes?! thats wonderful!!

  16. I really like your dress :)... the pictures are beautiful, too.

  17. what a lovely little town! kinda reminds me of fredericksburg, texas a little bit.

  18. What a lovely town! It looks like so much fun to explore. :)

  19. Oh my! What a fun weekend getaway! :) I just love visiting older towns like this and spending the time poking about. There are always too many wonderful photo ops. ;)

    I just love the photo of you by the old car! I adore old cars; there are tons in FL (I think because we have so much sunshine and great days for riding around in an old car), and I always squeal when I see a particularly fetching ride coming down the street. I'm always tempted too to try and get a photo next to it if it's parked, but most of the time I'm too scared the owner might show up and get mad at me! lol.

    ♥ Casey
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  20. Cute pictures! It looks so gorgeous over there!


  21. hehe.. that last pic is literally right next door to our house in nase!! are you gonna be there over summer? if so we'll have to rendezvous!


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