Stary Smokovec

The name we’ve given to this ceramic piece that we bought from Murray Hopping of Rosebank Grove in Waikanae during the Arts Trail.

It is designed as a holder of incense sticks and mosquito repellent which get burnt and the smoke comes out of the nostrils… 🙂

Our name is from a township (the c is pronounced ‘ts’) on the Slovak side of the Tatra Mountains which means “Old Dragon’ (in Polish spelt Stary Smokowiecz).

And while on the subject of old dragons, the only negative of the Arts Trail was a ‘KCDC backroom type’ in charge of a venue just south of the river who would benefit from a few lessons in the school of common sense…