Boat race in Lampton Quay

Boat race in Lampton Quay

Walking around the harbour in Wellington on a summer weekend you are bound to see something happen. I saw a crowd gathered and found about half a dozen teams in boats such as this doing time trails. Obviously gearing up to a larger race. When first arriving in Auckland the clarity of the water in the harbour was amazing to me. After travelling around much of the country, Wellington harbour is certain one of the clearest and most interesting.

Central Fire Station Wellington

Central Fire Station Wellington

On Cambridge Terrace close to the harbour is the Central Fire Station in Wellington. It is one of the cities best examples of Art Deco architecture. Seen here from the 6th floor of the YHA youth hostel. In the background is Mount Victoria. When I took this the blue sky was not quite as dark as it appears in the photograph here. This darkness of the blue is due to the camera being fooled by the brightness of the cream front of the building.

Wellington Cable Car

Wellington Cable Car

The bright red cable car is widely recognised as a symbol of Wellington. Having seen many photograph of it before this was something I was very keen to both go on and photograph. New Zealand’s capital city turned out to be one of the last main places in the country I have been to but quickly became one of my favourites. Sadly, on the first day in Wellington it was cloudy and wet, with the forecast promising much the same for the next few days. However the next day turned out to be perfect. The blue sky really helps the red of the cable car stand out as the focal point for the photograph. Also, the men playing cricket in the field behind are a nice added touch.