This historic building on Queen Street is the Town Hall, just adjacent to the nearby Aotea Square in downtown Auckland. It was opened in 1911. I found it quite tricky to photograph as there are a few modern office blocks in the area which I framed the tree on the left in front of to focus attention of the town hall itself.
Parnell is suburb the city of Auckland and whilst exploring the neighbourhood I came across Parnell Baths at Judges Bay. As you can see by the state of the water it doesn’t look very inviting at this time of the year. It doesn’t open to the public until the summer season gets into full swing at the end of October. Before that it is home to the World Triathlon Champs for a few weeks.
Street Lamps in Auckland Domain
Found outside the main entrance of the Auckland War Memorial Museum in the Domain these street lamps probably date back to 1929 when the museum was built. They remind me of some of the traditional (perhaps a little old fashioned) looking lamps that you may see walking around London or Edinburgh. It is one of many examples of the colonial influences I have seen here in Auckland.
Auckland from Torpedo Bay
The classic views of Auckland, New Zealand’s largest city seem to allows be taken from across the water, in many ways similar to Sydney only with much more changeable weather and a lot less people. Known as the City of Sails because the harbour is often dotted with hundreds of yachts and has more per capita than any other city in the world, with around 135,000 yachts and launches. The above photograph was taken in early spring and even still there were many dozens of people out on the water.