Monday, October 14, 2013


Although we were only in Wellington for a few days, it seemed we captured a lot of New Zealand's windy capital. We were told we should visit Cuba Street so we hiked there for breakfast one morning.  The area was a bohemian haven with its colorful shops, bars and cafes, transitioning from a once run down neighborhood.  A few images below give you a flavor of the area.  Though note, I tend to like photographing more of the run down buildings than the updated structures.  So I'm probably not fairly representing the area!

The other area we especially enjoyed exploring was
Wellington's lovely waterfront. 

We walked there each evening for dinner, usually
with a view of boats coming in at day's end.

In the daytime, the area was filled with many folks walking, jogging,
skating or cycling among the many cafes, parks and sculptures.
The area was filled with such diverse activities
that one could easily spend a whole day there just people watching!

There were .....

Cafes with unique outdoor seating.

Fishermen repairing their boats.

Kids jumping off bridges into the harbor.

Crews doing their daily practice.

And even little girls daydreaming!

So, goodbye New Zealand.
Next stop ... Australia!
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For you movie buffs, here's a little trivia about Wellington:
It is home to the studio of Peter Jackson, who filmed
"The Lord of the Rings", "King Kong" and "Avatar".
Thus the nickname "Wellywood".