had to head up to Auckland, New Zealand's biggest city to work for 3
weeks. In that period, I went
up to visit for one weekend. During the 2 days I was there, we were
kept quite busy. Firstly, we took a boat
trip over to the Island of Tiritiri Matangi, about an hour from
Auckland by boat. Secondly, on the Sunday, it was Jenny's birthday and
so we were to take the opportunity to dine in the Skytower's revolving
The Skytower is the tallest building in the Southern Hemisphere, so the
views were pretty spectacular. I'm not a very big fan of Auckland
though as it has terrible traffic and air quality for a city of only a
people. From Tiritiri Matangi, you could see an orange tinged haze of
smog sitting over Auckland, worse than
any problems that I've seen in London.
below are a few of the better pictures we took whilst in Auckland. As
you might be able to tell, I'm not a huge fan of Auckland, so I found
it difficult to find things that I honestly wanted to photograph,
but there's a few!
|A panorama type view of
Auckland's CBD taken from the boat as we left Auckland harbour to go
out to Tiritiri Matangi.
||The Skytower sticks out
above the Auckland skyline. This is the tallest Southern Hemisphere
building, though I think it cheats as the point on top is counted, but
is pretty much useless! Typical of Auckland!
|After dinner in the
Skytower, we had a wander around the viewing gallery. You should just
be able to make out Jen, but if you can't, then admire the view.
||Sitting on a tree in
Albert Park on Jenny's birthday. A strange tree this, it was still
alive but seemed to be completely hollow?
|Part of Auckland
university. About the only half decent bit of architecture on display
in the city!
that's about it from Auckland city!
visit to Tiritiri Matangi island