December 18, 2014 … downtown to out of town

Wellington city was crazy yesterday.

Bowen House

Bowen House … parliamentary offices on Lambton Quay


Parking was impossible. I suspect that with teachers and others on their summer holiday, Christmas shopping was to blame for the scarcity of parking spots. Eventually, I found one a considerable way from where I wanted to be. Oh well, the weather was much better than forecast, so a walk along Lambton Quay was no hardship. At the intersection with Whitmore Street, I paused to capture the imposing bulk of Bowen House which houses politician and their staff.


Some days rough, some days smooth


Behind me, the reflecting pools of the Supreme Court were unruffled by the very light Northerly.


Lambton Quay


Walking along the Quay was really very pleasant on such a day, despite the bustle of shoppers and business folk out getting lunch.


Calorific overload


Since I was a little ahead of schedule for lunch with my friend, I ducked into Kirkcaldie and Stains, the somewhat upmarket department store that has been part of the Wellington shopping scene forever. I was seeking a particular kind of gluten-free fudge for Mary, and knew that they were the only Wellington stockists. While I was being served, I snatched a shot of the chocolate cabinet. Beware, calories can be gained from looking at this image.


Stilt and chicks


I took the long way home, via Pauatahanui. and at the Pauatahanui ponds, saw this stilt contrasting with the green weed. Not till this morning did I realise that two of the small rocks near the bird had legs. These would be the reason why the adult birds were flying aggressively to chase me away.

And now the weather has gone.


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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One Response to December 18, 2014 … downtown to out of town

  1. gcberger says:

    A Viewer of the chocolates should expand the view to get the full impact. I went into chocohaulic overload on the up-click

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