Lunch always provides opportunities for images.
I don’t take pictures of the food, you understand, but arriving early and wandering about afterwards gives me time in which to make pictures. Of course, the fact that it’s lunch time automatically means that the light is less than ideal. I started around the law school, known to many as the Old Government Building. As a law school, it is ideally placed, with the District Court, the High Court and the Supreme Court all within 100 metres, and parliament across the road. It is housed in a very handsome building with a lot of history.
As is my habit, I was early, so I walked around the block, and looked down Aotea Quay to where the Sea Princess was berthed. The drizzle seemed to discourage many of its passengers from the walk along the Quay to the city.
Around the corner into Bunny street, and just across the road is our Christmas wrapped railway station. I had a congenial lunch with my friend and then wandered onwards.
My randomizing instinct took me up Onslow Road to Khandallah where there is a lookout offering a splendid view over the harbour. This resulted in a misty weather panorama.
When I first moved to Wellington in the late sixties, I had a flat in Amritsar Street for a few months, so I indulged the nostalgia and drove down it until I came to yet another fine view over the inner harbour. In the left foreground is the upper part of the vast rambling complex that was the Wellington home and architectural office of the late Sir Ian Athfield.
That’s it for today.