A drawing of the classic Victorian and Edwardian houses that cover the western slopes of Mt Victoria in Wellington.
Nine giant kina shells (sea eggs) by new zealand sculptor Michael Tuffery grace the Kumutoto Wharf in Wellington Harbour, where I often eat my lunch on a sunny day.
The shells range 2 to 3 meters in diameter and weigh over 7 tonnes each.
In part they acknowledge the history and physical geography of the area, the kina shells being interpreted as a reference to a midden that would have existed as part of the Kumutoto Pa.
The irony of a chicken that looks like Colonel Sanders greatly appeals to me. And here she is, The Colonel. She is a lavender Araucana, a breed noted for laying green eggs. She is quite the bossy flossie too, so the name suits.