Monday, 27 July 2015

Special post: PSA Wellington is 150 years old



Happy Birthday Wellington City! 


150 years old.
That calls for candles... Lots of candles.



26th July 1865 Wellington became the Capital City in New Zealand, on this day the Parliament met for the first time in the Government Buildings, in Wellington.

Today a whopping 150 years later not much has changed... Just kidding! 

Initially I aimed for 150 photos and pictures to share, but quickly realised it would take me literally days to search for locations and sweet spots, shoot them all and copy them here...

Instead below are a collection of fifty photographs that I've taken of Wellington city and the nearby area since moving here in 2009, when the city was a mere 144 years old!

 Meanwhile, I can barely believe I've lived here for so long, have just past my 6 year anniversary of moving here.



Wellington's waterfront and enjoying the sunshine.


Karori Road, Karori, by night.


The Waterfront.


The waterfront...



Selfie in Te Papa.


Te Papa.


Ceramics at Te Papa.


City views.


Budge my budgie. RIP little buddy (January 2012 - September 2012.)


Reflections from The Terrace.


Art drawn at Matchbox Studios. 
All copyright and rights to the artists signed therein.



Plants on the balcony, today I'm down to a pile of succulents.


Our apartment, main room. Changed a lot since the first year we moved in (shown above).


More plants.


Lounge/main room again.


Baby plants


Wellington's beautiful water front.


City views from VUW Kelburn. 


Waterfront and boats docked.


Another view from VUW Kelburn.


Dan and Teapot cocktails from Bad Grannies (Cuba Street).



Views of the street at night


City views in the evening


Bus stop selfie


Botanical Gardens concert during summer 2015.


Selfie of us at the Botanical Gardens


Botanical Gardens concert again (Air force band)


Changing lights...


More of the crowd in the Botanical Gardens for the concert series in summer 2015.


Views over the back of Swan Lane and Cuba Street


Tricky art shots


VUW Kelburn views of the city


Hunter building, VUW, Kelburn.


Lavender flowers in the Botanical Gardens.


Rose flowers in the Botanical Gardens


Street signs and roadworks in the city


Lily flowers in the Botanical Gardens


More rose flowers in the Botanical Gardens


Brooklyn park


Brooklyn Park


The old dentist building on upper Willis Street


Willis St and Dixon St corner


Lower Cuba street


Top of Willis street


Seashells at the sea shore


Oriental Bay beach


Dan at Oriental Bay beach


Looking to St Gerard's Church and Monastery on Mount Victoria from Oriental Bay beach
Above, that is 50 photographs all taken by me, 

Happy 150th Birthday Wellington, may there be many more to come!

Rights to the artists who drew, and painted the two portraits of us.