Architecture / New Zealand

Catching Glimpses of Wellington

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Shhh … James is asleep.

As he continues his recovery from Dengue Fever, catnaps are a big part of the process.

I’ve been using this time as an opportunity to run quick errands to pick up meds, grab a few groceries, and see bits and pieces of Wellington. Each day I take a different route, and I’ve got to tell you, I’m so impressed. It’s such a welcoming city.

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Wellington is situated on a beautiful natural bay, cradled and embraced by green hills. It doesn’t get much more picturesque than this.

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And the architecture is right up my alley – eclectic!

Modern, industrial condos (the view from our 6th floor apartment window) …

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… sit next to restored Victorian cottages.

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Wacky backpacker hostels …

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… rub elbows with a Deco Arts Center.

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Architectural elements add interesting flair …

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… while public sculptures, both traditional and contemporary, share touches of whimsy.

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Where Māori traditional tribal boundary markers can coexist with New Zealand’s modern-day Parliament building …

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… and Burger King (NOT Hungry Jack’s here) can snare a classic revival building on a prime corner.

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Last, but not least, you’ve got to love a city where the Railway Station …

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… is located on Bunny Street. I love this place!

Peace and Love,
Terri

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P.S. James says thanks for all the well wishes. He’s still feeling pretty rough, and his full-body rash is starting to itch … scratch, scratch! He hopes to be on the mend and back on the blogging trail soon.

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