David Beach

Te Aro 12

The road hadn’t been closed off, nor even
the pavement, so probably the film shoot
outside Bowen Galleries wasn’t James
Cameron ventured forth from Weta Studios
for location work on Avatar. Two
19th-century time travellers presumably,
who equally might have been bystanders
sporting cutting edge retro fashion, were
conversing admidst a scene where the
difficulty was telling the mêlée
of creative endeavour from the mêlée
of people taking an interest in
proceedings if not rather turning the
proceedings themselves into a backdrop.

Author’s Note


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