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Now that’s one photogenic city

In the weeks leading up to Wellington’s most recent world premiere, I was getting pretty excited, to be part of the spectacle (as a spectator!) and to soak up the atmosphere of the whole “Wellywood” celebration. But then work decided to rain on my parade and notify me that I would be needed in Auckland on the day of the premiere. What?! Nooooo! Disappointing, sure, but at least I got to experience it vicariously via PJD’s most excellent coverage here on foldedcranes. Seeing the way the city got into the spirit of the occasion and the joie de vivre shown by the city’s people has had me reflecting (from afar, up the island!) on what a truly lovely city Wellington is, and these photos, taken during the course of a long walk that we took together last weekend up Mount Victoria (one of the best vantage points from which to view the city panorama – and incidentally, a Lord of the Rings location site!), are a reminder that Wellington has a whole lot more going for it than just the odd world premiere or two. But those sure are cool, when they do happen. So, keep bringing it on Wellington, the world’s coolest little capital city for sure.

Halfway up Mount Victoria – looking towards Oriental Bay

Picnic in the long-grass? – further up Mount Victoria, looking towards Newtown, Brooklyn

At the summit – looking towards our compact little city

Look at that harbour! Beautiful.

CIA

Photos by CIA, Wellington, New Zealand, 24 November 2012.

4 Comments Post a comment
  1. Ah those clouds look rather English, but what a spectacular bay. We don’t have anything quite like that over here 🙂

    November 30, 2012
  2. What a beautiful harmony of Nature’s and humans’ creations! xoxoM

    November 30, 2012
  3. It truly is lovely!

    November 30, 2012
  4. Nienke Verhoeks #

    You just make me wanting to go to New Zealand even more!!! And this is ofcourse besides the fact that I can’t wait to see you again! xxx

    December 1, 2012

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