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Suburbia Wellington…

There is such a vast variety of housing in Wellington both in types of housing and standard of living. You don’t have to go very far to find homes that are run down, and very neglected. These make for wonderful photography subjects. We had a wander around Newtown yesterday afternoon. A fascinating suburb.

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Out and about in Wellington…

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Scott Kelby’s Worldwide Photowalk, 18 July 09

Wellington group at Cable Car (taken by our leader)

Wellington group at Cable Car


While surfing around the net, I came across this event: Scott Kelby’s Worldwide Photowalk and decided to bite the bullet and register for the Wellington walk. There were around 30,000 photographers joining in for a photowalk on Saturday 18th July in cities all over the world. Our Wellington group all met at the lookout at the top of the Cable Car – around 30-40 of us. We all wandered down through Botanical Gardens – clicking all the way, down through the Bolton Street Cemetery, passed Parliament Grounds, onto the Wharf and along Queens Wharf, up into Civic Square, up Cuba Mall/Street and finished up with lunch at the Southern Cross bar/restaurant. The day started off a little gloomy but by the time we reached Cuba Mall, the sun was out and it was just lovely with people out and about everywhere enjoying their week-end. Although I didn’t know a soul, it was easy enough to get small conversations going with various ones and learn a little off others. The group unfortunately did get quite split up and I think quite a few didn’t make it to the end. I enjoyed tagging along with an Australian family – Werner, his wife and daughter who were enjoying visiting Wellington and another lovely guy Brendon who were all great company. I thoroughly enjoyed the day and went away feeling very inspired and more confident to click away at things in public spaces. I would love to go on another photowalk one day so will be keeping my eyes and ears open for another one. The walk was all organised via Flickr Groups. I have been very inspired looking through everyone’s uploads of their version of the day too. Amazing work. Thank you! Below are a few of my favourite shots of the day…

Our group at Botanical Gardens

Our group at Botanical Gardens (taken by our leader)


Bolton Street Cemetery

Bolton Street Cemetery

A peek into the playground at Botanical Gardens

A peek into the playground at Botanical Gardens


Peace Flame & Waterfall, The Rose Gardens

Peace Flame & Waterfall, The Rose Gardens


A wander up Cuba Mall

A wander up Cuba Mall


A golden glowing silver fern ball

A golden glowing silver fern ball


A bird perching upon a bird

A bird perching upon a bird


Left Bank Arcade, looking into Cuba Mall

Left Bank Arcade, looking into Cuba Mall

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