Wednesday, May 06, 2009
Statue at Blenheim Airport.
Statues don't come much uglier than this one!
The statue, at Blenheim's Airport, is to commemorate the supposed first person to make wine in Marlborough, but there is much dispute about this among the wine industry.
The man was David Herd who was making wine in 1870 and has a photo to prove it, this statue is modeled from his photo, but it scares passengers who arrive at Blenheim's Airport with his fierce glare.. I think they imagine him throwing his wine jug at them! But he hasn't as yet.
It has taken a century, but Marlborough is now the major wine producing area of New Zealand. Mr Herds vineyard is no more!
In the background you can see two small air craft are called Beeches, they fly between Wellington and Blenheim mainly.
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