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Old Aug 12th 2008, 11:27 pm
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Originally Posted by kamburu pat View Post
Rob,
You know I always love your Welly (and any others) piccies. I`ve only been to Welly once to visit our son, will come again. Can you tell us where some of the places are please?
Pat, Harrogate ... I`m sure you know it!
Cheers! Sorry, should have labelled them but I was being lazy

View of Wellington city from the corner of state highway 1


The Beehive and other parliament buildings


Sunrise over SH1 looking North

The building site of the new courthouse

Wellington train station


Clear water and mussels in Wellington Harbour
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Old Aug 12th 2008, 11:29 pm
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Clear day looking towards the Hutt Valley from the waterfront

The Rowing Club lagoon and civic centre


Oriental Bay fountain

Michael Fowler Centre

Rowing Club building

Wellington City by night - Guy Fawkes Night 2007
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Old Aug 12th 2008, 11:32 pm
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A sample of the 20 minute fireworks display 2007


Views from the wind turbine over the harbour

Looking towards the airport from the wind turbine. Noodle the dog with new haircut!!


The carpark and marina from teh back window of Te Papa

Westpac stadium (the cake tin)

Wood on the loading docks
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Old Aug 12th 2008, 11:33 pm
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The Beehive again

Fern ball from teh Civic Centre

The city by night from the hills looking over the stadium

Lambton Quay
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This is a lovely thread, all about Welly and all its great bits.
We visited at New Year, and liked it very much, we loved the city ctr, and of course the fact it is right on coast, anywhere near the sea and we're happy. We saw lots in our 1 and half days, but look forward to coming back again to see some more.
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Originally Posted by RobClubley View Post
Cheers! Sorry, should have labelled them but I was being lazy
Hi Rob,

I think you are deeply in LOVE with Welly

Good on ya mate

I would wonder how you're gonna feel after 10 years

Welly we live in today is so much different than it was when I was a kid (I mean in a good way )

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Old Aug 13th 2008, 3:25 am
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Oo I have more!

Keep forgetting who this is! Just off Lambton quay


Wellington City






Art on the waterfront


Views from the botanic gardens




Everyone takes this photo!
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Sevens day


Lambton Quay


The IBM Building


Cuba Mall


Navy ship


Groovy clouds


From Te Papa


The marae in Te Papa - Maori meeting house




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The Civic Centre again







And the stadium again




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Old Aug 13th 2008, 3:35 am
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Chinese new year on the waterfront











Rain!



DIY Shop



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Steaming road in the sun after the rain
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Really brilliant photo's Rob. Thanx.

Each time I look at these I get SO excited!!!!! 9 and a half weeks till we jet off Welly bound. It will be great to recognise some places from the photo's.

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oooh yes. Forgot to ask. what is Seven.s Day??

The pic looked like a bunch of hairy men in dresses, but a closer look revealed cavemen I think?!!
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Old Aug 13th 2008, 6:40 am
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It's the Rugby Sevens tournament - basically a whole stadium party with rugby in the middle.

Everyone goes in fancy dress and tickets sell out in minutes.

Madness.

Apparently last year they arrested over 40 people for nakedness in the streets after the games finished!!
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http://www.nzisevens.co.nz/
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Old Aug 13th 2008, 6:47 am
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Thanks Rob, the photos are all great, I love the Big ones, when we come back I will be able to see the places again in person, meanwhile I shall look at your photos often.
The Welly thread is a good idea, I can see that people really love their city.
Cheers, Pat, from a wet North Yorks.
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