Sunday, 12 October 2014

Wellington

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We went to Wellington on my daughters birthday. We spend a great time together. Me, my husband, my daughter and her boy friend went to an Italien restaurant eating antipasto and lasagna. Walking through the city we enjoyed the endless shops and restaurants in lively Wellington. A sharp contrast to the Christchurch city center.
Wellington or Wellywood in the South of the North Island starred in the Lord of the Rings and the Hobbit. It is the city where Te papa is and "The world of wearable arts" which was on this weekend. So much to see and to do in the capital of NZ .




On Saturday morning William and I had a walk along the wharf and visited a museum. 



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We listened to the Maori legend "how Maui brought fire to the world" told and played
by some holograms which was really cool




We walked further and on this spot next to the fountain, we had the best gelato ever


In the afternoon we went for a walk on the beach at Island Bay


....................with the high lights of  our trip Two wonderful beautiful young people



Afterwards I had a coffee with my daughter. Then the two of us went  to the
city gallery to experience "the refusal of time".  In a dark room chairs were chattered

all over the place and the above was shown on screens all around us and there was
a great variety of sounds. An amazing experience of the elusive nature of time



So what did we think of the middle of Middle earth.............precious

31 comments:

  1. Hi Marja - this looks amazing - I've always liked the sound of Wellington, but also the other cities .. though can see the benefits of all - that's great your daughter is happy and enjoying life with her boyfriend .. Happy Birthday to her .. cheers Hilary

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    1. Every city has its strength but the city center of wellington is fantastic

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  2. Looks like you guys had a great trip, and I am loving that shot of the fountain. Is there any way you could send the big umbrella over here? Seems like we'll be having lots of rain next week.

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    1. lol sure It doesn't get used anyway Hopefully you won't need it after all

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  3. A very nice trip, I like the pictures of the shore and the light house. The last experience must have been very exciting!

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  4. Happy birthday to your daughter! Precious is the perfect word to end a post that covers time and space, and our place in it, from one of the most beautiful places on the planet. Although we try to measure it through science, the perplexing nature of time is perhaps best explored through art.

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    1. yeh time is an perplexing concept when you think about it It was well expressed It felt as people tried to capture it but went off mark

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  5. Glad to hear you had a wonderful time.

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  6. Awesome pictures! The family and I drove up to Clemson University to see our son, no pictures though. Traffic was terrible and parking was a nightmare so we had to leave campus.

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  7. Was a brace of coneys offered on the menu?

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    1. A brace of coneys is a pair of rabbits in The Lord of the Rings, my dear Marja. Smeagol threw one of his hissy-fits when Frodo and Samwise wanted them cooked instead of eaten raw in the second part (I think) of the triology.

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    2. oh ok lol Don't tell anybody but I am not that big a fan

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  8. It looks like you had a wonderful time in wellington with your family. The gallery looks fun.

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  9. Thanks so much for stopping by and it is very nice to meet you.....
    This Show looks very very interesting......!

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    1. It was a fun show and nice to meet you too

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  10. I have yet to see much of Wellington, so thanks for the pics and suggestions!

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    1. Really You are closer then we are to Wellington Great city

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  11. Wellington looks like it is a lovely city with a great variety of places to visit and enjoy. It was fun looking at all the places you went to, thank you for taking us there.

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  12. What a great trip you had. I love the way you photographed the fountain.

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  13. Hi Marja, your photos are gorgeous!

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  14. Hi Marja, Thank you for sharing your photos of Wellington. They are wonderful and as always I take a journey with you albeit absent from the photo. Hope you and your family are doing well and that Christchurch is looking a bit more like it should these days. I appreciate that you still pop in now and then. I have had much going on the last couple of years but hopefully will be able to write more this Winter. Take care.

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  15. Wellington looks like a beautiful city. And you seemed to have picked the perfect weather to visit it!

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  16. I remember the city very well, liked it and hope to visit Wellington again one day.

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  17. so much want to visit the dutch corner...but i am...through your eyes
    thanks so much!

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  18. Marja, thank you for taking me to Wellington.. Looks a beautiful place.. I am sorry I am late in arriving :-) Its wonderful to see your part of the world.. xxx

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  19. Very beautiful photos of your nice trip!

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