Better days

Tin roof rusted – acrylic on canvas, 505 x 760 mm, 2015

Tin roof rusted – acrylic on canvas, 505 x 760 mm, 2015. Available for purchase.

Better days, hot meals,
laughter and tears ― I wonder
who used to live here.

We discovered this wonderful old building in Christchurch a few years ago. The house has been around for a hundred years and has, no doubt, seen better days. It made me think about the family that grew up here and saw this house as their home — years ago, before the paint peeled and the roof rusted and the weeds took over — and that’s what inspired the haiku.

Connal Street, Woolston – original photograph, 2012

Connal Street, Woolston – original photograph, 2012

Tin roof rusted – roof detail

Tin roof rusted – roof detail

Tin roof rusted – door detail

Tin roof rusted – door detail

Tin roof rusted – roses detail

Tin roof rusted – roses detail

4 thoughts on “Better days

    1. Anna Cull Post author

      Thank you : ) Hmmm, the Botanic Gardens? It certainly would be a lovely time of year to go in and take a few photos… I’ll see what I can do.

      Reply
  1. poppytump

    I really like how you’ve enhanced that faded feeling with your acrylic technique here Anna .
    There’s something so appealing about these old dwellings .

    Reply

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