Urban design : Sunday Post

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Wellington  New Zealand

designed to go up hill and also down hill!

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Modern designed toilets for disabled people

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Harbour design

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Last but not the least

Wellington airport with its

runway in the sea!

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The runway is at the back. It isn’t a road it is the runway!

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Frost

The last two weeks was very up side down here in Wellington and surrounding areas

There was this wind and rain. Now heavy then a bit less. The weather played havoc in and around Wellington.

Last night the sky was clear and a full moon shining.

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The water outside on the grass was already frozen  9:30 pm when I let Trompie out.

This morning it was really cold and icy outside!

Bay : Sunday Post

A bay is a large body of water connected to an ocean or sea formed by an inlet of land due to the surrounding land blocking some waves and often reducing winds, Bays were significant in the history of human settlement because they can provide a safe place for fishing. Later they were important in the development of sea trade as the safe anchorage they provide encouraged their selection as ports. Hope this explanation and example of our topic for the week will give you much Inspiration for the challenge ,Sure you can find some interesting photo and Article. HAPPY SUNDAY POST. New to Word press? Whether you’re a beginner or a professional, you’re invited to get involved in my Weekly Competition to help you meet your blogging goals and give you another way to take part in 2012 Water Dragon Event. Everyone is welcome to participate, if your blog is about photography, Video, Graphic Artwork Or Writing. 1. Each week, we’ll provide a theme for creative inspiration. Show the world based on your interpretation what you have in mind for the theme, and post them on your blog anytime before the following Sunday when the next photo theme will be announced. 2. Subscribe to jakesprinter so that you don’t miss out on weekly challenge announcements. Sign up via the email subscription link in the sidebar or RSS. GET THE BADGE FOR YOUR IMAGE WIDGET….

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ISLAND BAY

Wellington , New Zealand

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Sunset on South Island

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(Photos taken by Scrapydo)

Tapu te Ranga Island is said to be Patawa, a point from which the legendary Maori chief Kupe sighted the giant octopus Te Wheke-a-Muturangi, which he pursued across Cook Strait.[3] In pre-European times, Island Bay was home to several pa, including Te Mupunga Kainga, today represented with a pou in Shorland Park.[4] A succession of iwi occupied Island Bay, including Ngai Tara, Ngati Ira and Ngati Mutunga. During a battle in which Ngati Mutunga drove Ngati Ira from Wellington in 1827, Tamairangi, the wife of the Ngati Ira chief, is said to have sought refuge on Tapu te Ranga Island with her children, fleeing by canoe when Tapu te Ranga Island was besieged.[5] In Treaty of Waitangi settlements, both Te Atiawa and Ngati Toa have claimed tangata whenua status over Tapu te Ranga Island.[6]

In the early days of European settlement George Hunter was the chief proprietor of the Island Bay Estate, where he bred stock on his stud farm. The Island Bay portion was subdivided and auctioned in March 1879.[7] In the late 19th century, Island Bay was settled by Italian and Shetlander fishermen. In 1905, Wellington’s tramline was extended to Island Bay, increasing the area’s popularity, and steadily transforming it into a seaside suburb. Many Island Bay villas, bungalows and shops date from the 1920s, a period of rapid development for the area.[8] This included the subdivision of the Island Bay Racecourse which was once bounded by Clyde Street on the East and Ribble Street on the West. Many streets in Island Bay were named after British and European rivers.

Fishing boats at Island Bay, Wellington New Ze...

Fishing boats at Island Bay, Wellington New Zealand (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Island_Bay,_Wellington

 

 

 

Lost in the details no2

Last Saturday when we were having lots of fun going on the tug boat and

passing the Queen Elizabeth I also was intrigued by some detail

The first one

ROPES

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After the visits we went up to Mount Victoria , Wellington  and

I took some photos of the memorial up there

Hikitia- Wellington’s Steam Powered Floating Crane

After our trip on the Tug Boat we also visited the Hikitia a floating crane.

Delivery Journey

Following trials, Hikitia left Glasgow on 29 September 1926 under Captain J Fullerton for Ponta Delgado in the Azores, a distance of 1445 miles, where she arrived on 9 October.  After bunkering, she left for Colon and the Panama Canal, passing through the canal on 2 November.  Out in the Pacific,Hikitia encountered strong head winds and rough seas, which caused the vessel to pitch heavily.  The next 48 hours were anxious and stressful for the crew with the superstructure straining and some deck plates beginning to crack but then conditions improved and repairs were made.  The ship reached Papeete harbour on 1 December and took on stores and coal, sailing next morning for New Zealand.  The final part of the voyage was not without incident, as on 13 December Hikitia ran into a submerged object and several days were spent battling rough seas and strong winds.  At 7.5 knots (approx 15kph) the ship was hardly a flier!

The log of the Hikitia’s delivery voyage is preserved in the archives of the Museum of Wellington, City & Sea on Queen’s Wharf.

Hikitia arrived in Wellington harbour on 21 December 1926 after a voyage of 82 days.  It has been generally accepted that Hikitia’s delivery voyage represents a record distance sailed by a vessel of this type with its jib up.

Heritage ‘Ark’

Hikitia is a special part of Wellington’s maritime heritage and has earned respect for her years of service to the port and the uniqueness of her construction and machinery.  She continues to provide a specialist waterborne lifting facility.

Additionally, she has become an ‘ark of knowledge’ for ship working skills that otherwise would be lost or forgotten.

Hikitia’s presence at her berth near the center of town uplifts the ambience and interest level of the Wellington waterfront making her a popular weekend visitor site.

Hikitia remains available for hire to carry out lifts or as an events venue. Weekend work party volunteers are always made welcome!

Contact:

Malcolm McGregor (04) 566-0278, 021 618402 Email Contact

http://www.maanz.wellington.net.nz/hikitia/index.html

 

Sight seeing in Wellington while walking to the tug boats free ride.

The day was pleasant and warm.

There were some interesting things to see on our way to the docks.

CentrePort Open day. Wonderful tug boat ride.

CentrePort Opens the Gates
Tuesday, 19 February 2013

CentrePort Wellington, New Zealand’s third largest port, is ‘opening the gates’ to Wellingtonians on Saturday 23 February 2013 for the ‘CentrePort Open Day’.

The day’s activities will be based at the Interisland Wharf (opposite the Wellington Railway Station and next to the Bluebridge Terminal) and will run from 10am – 4pm.

Coach tours and tug boat rides will be available for a gold coin donation.  All donations on the day will go to Wellington Free Ambulance.  CentrePort Chief Executive Blair O’Keeffe says “Wellingtonians will get a unique opportunity to see the diverse range of activities that go into making CentrePort a key part of Wellington’s dynamic Harbour and water front.”

Coach tours, which will depart from the Interisland Wharf, will travel through the port security area and will highlight an exciting growth story across many trades within CentrePort.  As with the tug rides these coach tours offer a unique opportunity that is not to be missed.   “Those who go out into the Harbour on the tug boat rides will also be treated to a spectacular up close view of the Queen Elizabeth cruise liner who will be in port on the day,” says Mr. O’Keeffe.

Based at the Interisland Wharf will be a number of other activities of a nautical theme to see and discover.  The Navy vessel ‘Taupo’ will be berthed at the wharf along with a number of other interesting Wellington based vessels, some of which will be open to climb aboard and look over.

For further information on the port’s open day please go to www.centreport.co.nz or call CentrePort on 04-495-3800.

 

Saturday February 23, 2013 was a very “cool” day

we visited Wellington harbour and had a wonderful time on one of the two

TUG BOATS

Wellington is blowing away!

Wellington New Zealand is known for its windy weather. A while ago there was an argument on how to introduce visitors to the windy city when arriving at the airport. It was a whole interesting thing to pick the name and how it must be done.

I visited the airport a view weeks ago to pick up my family. Every time passing the name I was to slow to get a photo. My son’s partner took one when it was on her side of the road.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: FOREIGN

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FOREIGN

Arriving in New Zealand for a visit at my son I had a FOREIGN experience.

We traveled  in 2006 from Wellington to Cambridge.

On the way we came across this interesting sight.

I took the photos in 2006.

DE MOLEN

Our Dutch name “De Molen” translates to “the Mill”.  In the Netherlands, the country of windmills, a molen is, by default, a windmill with its type only specified if it is not wind driven.

De Molen was built, and is run, by volunteers under the management of The Foxton Windmill Trust Inc., a charitable society.

Plans and specifications were obtained from the Netherlands and de Molen is, apart from alterations made to conform with New Zealand building codes, an exact replica of a 17th century Dutch flourmill.

Equipped with the latest design composite millstones, de Molen produces a range  of milled products for human consumption from NZ grown grains – all whole grain and stone ground – including:-.

  • Maize (corn) meal;
  • Rye meal;
  • Kibbled rye;
  • Wheat flour;
  • Kibbled wheat.

In addition to our range of flour, our ground floor retail shop offers imported Dutch cakes, biscuits  and sweets as well as NZ and Dutch souvenirs. Informational videos on the ground floor and on Level 1 (our display/information level) show the history of our mill & mills in general.

de Molen also serves as Foxton’s Tourist Information Centre.

http://demolenfoxton.org.nz/

I am sitting on the original grind stone of the mill.