Thursday, October 10, 2013

Springtime in Wellington

 Our last stop in New Zealand before heading to Australia was Wellington on the North Island.  Once we settled into our hotel, we quickly set about taking in some sights.  We hopped on the Wellington Cable Car which takes us up high above the city for expansive views.  It was about an 8 minute ~steep~ ride in an old cable car.  You can bet for those 8 minutes I was constantly hoping that they had routine maintenance on their equipment!   But the little girl in pink below had no worries!!  She was soooo excited on the ride!


Once there, we had a great view of downtown, the harbor and surrounding hills. 
We then spent a couple of hours walking back down
through the Botanical Gardens filled with wonderful 
springtime beauty and many many delightful birds!






















 I was rewarded towards the end of our journey
with quietly capturing this delightful child.
The joy on her face encountering this pup
was priceless!

Next up, Wellington's Cuban district and the Waterfront.
Later, my friends,


21 comments:

S. Etole said...

Those little children are delightful.

Tabor said...

I love the way blogging can take me so many beautiful places without leaving my chair!! In this country we have to be very careful taking photos of children without parental permission...so you have to do that there?

Brian Miller said...

wow i love that one tree, all its windy limbs...and i bet traveling with that little girl was a trip....

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

The little girl in pink is beyond excited. It would have been nice to see a picture of you checking out the structural integrity of the cable car.

Out on the prairie said...

the bulbs are real nice, what a lovely vacation

Sylvia K said...

You have captured the beauty for the day, Reena! Beautiful flowers and birds and I love that "twisty" tree!! The last shot of the little one's face is priceless!! And a happy looking doggie as well!! Have a lovely weekend!!

Country Girl said...

Oh, Reena. This is absolutely delightful and has cheered me immensely. Thank you.

Claudia said...

Gorgeous! Lucky you! What a gorgeous country New Zealand is.

xo
Claudia

eileeninmd said...

Great shots, I especially love the last shot of the little one and dog. Have a happy weekend!

Rose L said...

A child's joy is so contagious.

Linda R said...

So many wonderful photos. I LOVE the shots of those happy children.

Hugs~

marygems said...

Reena, you have visited my city! Love your pics and have shared your post on FB. I love Wellington- glad you could come to visit.
I always enjoy your photographs- and was not expecting to see places I know so well. Wonderful post, thanks.

ladyfi said...

What lovely shots - those kids are so delightful!

unrosetoinviacerreto said...

Your posts make me travel with you.
Beautiful flowering in yellow in the botanical garden
and the last shot at that smiling child is truly magical.
Ciao
Loretta

Daryl said...

this is delightful ... love all those birds

Michael Manning said...

Absolutely stunning photography!

rainfield61 said...

The tree is mysterious, and beautiful.

bailey-road.com said...

Love that gnarled tree. Beautiful series, Reena.

EG CameraGirl said...

How very nice that you've gotten to experience two springs this year!

GailO said...

Ah Springtime!!

Catherine said...

Love the photo of the wee one with the pup - adorable!
xo Catherine