It rained quite heavily for a while.
There were gaps and in between some of them, I found my way to the city. My first shot is on Boulcott Street as it drops down from the Terrace towards Willis Street. Part way down is Antrim House. It seems a fitting place for the national headquarters of Heritage New Zealand. The slightly ugly apartment block behind it is on the Terrace.
From there I went up to Pukeahu Park in front of the War Memorial Carillon and the former Dominion Museum. It is an open space over the new Arras Tunnel that carries Buckle Street under the park. A prominent feature at the back of the park is the fifteen red sandstone columns that constitute the Australian Memorial to the ANZACs. The red sandstone is intended to represent the red heart of Australia, though there was a bit of faux outrage when it was revealed that the stone was actually sourced from India. Embedded in the columns are some grey panels representing New Zealand.
Regardless of the origin of the stone, the intended symbolism is carried out nicely and it is a worthy memorial.
More rain expected tomorrow, much more.