November 13, 2014 … random views from the valley

Wandering the valley yesterday was not very productive.

Cruise liner

Celebrity Solstice berthed at Aotea Quay

From the lookout at the top pf the Wainuiomata hill, the cruise liner Celebrity Solstice stood out like a great white whale. There are bigger ships, but she is certainly one of or largest regular summer visitors.

Tanks

Oil and chemical storage, Seaview

From the same vantage point I got a different view of the tank farm at the Seaview oil terminal.

Seaview

Seaview from Fairfield

My wandering took me up Summit Road in Fairfield at the Southern end of Naenae  and from there a different view of the same tanks.

crosses

… among the crosses, row on row.

Coming back through the Lower Hutt CBD, I was shocked at the destruction of two giant phoenix palms from outside the War Memorial Library. The trees had gone, and a gang of workers was grinding out the root system with a giant spinning saw.  Near the scene of the carnage, these rather temporary crosses were the remnant of the previous days Remembrance Day observances.

Something different tomorrow

 

 

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About wysiwygpurple

Retirement suits me well. I spend much of my time out making pictures, or at home organizing and refining my pictures. This blog provides me with a platform from which I can indulge my passion for improving my photography and at the same time analyze my thoughts about what I have seen, where I have been and what is happening in my life. My images set out to be honest, but that does not mean I have not adjusted them. I use software to display what I saw though the viewfinder to best advantage. My preference is for landscape and nature, and is mostly centred around my hometown of Wellington, New Zealand.
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