Being an early riser allows me to get around before things get to busy, I also prefer the light for my photography at sunrise. OK these days I tend to put myself in more shots than not, perhaps because I've already got excellent photos of Auckland, and really need a trip away.
Museum - where I found myself again this morning, is a typical example of a location I have lots of architectural photos, and flowers that are so numerous that I can't even begin to name from their gardens.
Same with Mission Bay, and as for Mitre 10, I needed some sealant as I spent my birthday opening up an outer wall and fixing a ruptured water pipe. I still haven't put the outer wall back together - maybe next weekend?
Whilst dressing up, might not hit the top of the sane list of hobbies, I can think of lots of worse hobbies (gambling, drinking, fishing - just joking on that last one)