Monday, 21 January 2008

You can't beat Wellington on a good day

I love Wellington. It is a beautiful little city nestled around a harbour and built up on hills in quite a haphazard way. The roads seem to have been planned for a flat terrain and just go up over hills to where they are going as if they weren't even there. Yesterday, I flew into Wellington after a few weeks away from home. It was a picture-perfect afternoon and we approached from the south. Having grown up on the South Coast, I love this view of the city and looking out for various landmarks from the plane.

I came across this photo of Wellington in the news some time ago. It was taken by America's National Aeronautics and Space Administration on October 21. It shows the harbour, coastline, hilly demographic, and a couple of landmarks if you look closely (see the stadium near the top of the pic?). Today is Wellington Anniversary Day and it's warm with patches of sun peeking through the clouds. It's true: you can't beat Wellington on a good day.

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