Spaghetti Junction Auckland

Spaghetti Junction Auckland

Officially Central Motorway Junction but more commonly known as Spaghetti Junction in the central business district of Auckland. At this point in the city, three levels of traffic cross over each other at various points. I was stood on Hopetoun Street Bridge looking north towards Sky Tower with the harbour off to the left.

I’m really looking forward to capturing some light trails from the moving traffic one evening. Friday night’s attempt wasn’t as good as I know it could have been, so I will keep trying and share when I have sometime that I’m proud of.

Auckland Skyline from Mount Victoria

Auckland Skyline from Mount Victoria

Although there are two hills (which in this part of the world means dormant or extinct volcanos) near Devonport the larger and closer one is Mount Victoria. A twenty minute walk from the ferry and you get this fantastic view looking across Waitemata Harbour to the port and central business district in the background. From here you get the perfect view of the Auckland city skyline which I hope to return one evening to get some night photographs (wind permitting) of the skyline.

Auckland Museum

Auckland Museum

Auckland War Memorial Museum is one of the most iconic buildings in the city, sitting on a grassed plinth (the remains of a dormant volcano) in the Auckland Domain close to the centre of the city. In the foreground is a modern water feature to commemorate Anzac Day.

Auckland Domain from Sky Tower

Auckland Domain from Sky Tower

Sky Tower is an observation tower in the central business district of Auckland City, standing at 328 from ground to the top of the mask it is the tallest free-standing structure in the Southern Hemisphere. Above is a photograph taken from the observation deck looking over towards Parnell on the left with the Auckland Domain in the middle and the Auckland Museum on the right. The Tower also features the ‘Sky Jump’ were you can jump 192 metres down reaching speeds of up to 53 mph.