June 10, 2015 … from high places

Every so often I like to find a different places from which to look down on our city and suburbs.

Fire engine

A fire appliance races along SH2 towards Petone from the city.

The weather was not kind for this activity, but I tried anyway. My start point was at the Southern end of Korokoro on the Western hills.  The problem with many of these vantage points is that there are few windows through which a clear view can be had. As you can see on my first image looking down on the road beside the harbour, I am struggling to see through the trees.


Petone central area

A little further along, there was a clear view down on Petone. Much of the nearer parts of the suburb were industrial forty years ago, but the whole area is subject to creeping gentrification.


A winter view of Eastbourne for John and his wife, from Quebec

From the same spot, there is a view across the regrettably dull harbour to Eastbourne, and I decided to use this image today for a new-found friend in Old Chelsea, Quebec who has a connection with Eastbourne.


Lower Hutt’s central business district

Around the ridges to the top of Normandale Road, my journey took me to a place where there was a nice view down on Lower Hutt’s CBD.

That’s all on this dull day.


About wysiwygpurple

I am a family man, a passionate amateur photographer and a retired academic . What's the purpose of this blog? Well in the first instance it provides me with a platform from which to resume writing, an activity I greatly enjoy. What will the blog be about? Anything that takes my fancy but it is likely to arise from things I see and experience, in my family, in my travels, or anything else I feel like. Each daily post will contain one or more images made the previous day. Sometimes the image will illustrate the points made in the prose, and sometimes the prose will attempt to interpret the image. What kind of images will they be? Always safe for work and family. Usually they will be representational, and sometimes they will be impressionistic or experimental.
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