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A month of squares





Becky  at a “A life of a 40 something has set a March challenge of square photographs with the theme:

  1. Squared Squares’ – think multiple squares and squares within squares
  2. Squaring the Circle’ – the perfect post will be a circle within a square

I’m a couple of days late starting – but here goes.  And thanks to Cee Neuner for pointing me to the challenge through her blog

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Gandalf shows the way

tour guide

Wellington offers a lot for the Lord of the Rings enthusiast – from film locations on Mt Victoria and the Hutt River, to the bars and cafes where the stars hung out during breaks in filming, to the Embassy Theatre refurbished for the world premier of Return of the King.

A Lord of the Rings focussed visit begins at the airport (“Welcome to the Middle of Middle Earth”) with giant models made by the clever folk at Weta Workshop – open to the public and around 3 km (shorter as the Great Eagle flies) from the terminal.

While not everybody is a fan – the Lord of the Rings trilogy is an important part of Wellington’s transition from a boring government town to the “coolest little capital” in the world.

Shot and posted in response to the Weekly Photo Challenge theme of Tour Guide



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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: W



This is the mast of the TEV Wahine.  On 10 April 1968 it ran aground on Barrett Reef and capsized and sank in the shallow waters  at the mouth of Wellington Harbour.  Of the 734 people on board, 53 died from drowning, exposure to the elements or from injuries sustained in the hurried evacuation and abandonment of the stricken vessel.

In contrast to the weather on that day (technically the tail end of Tropical Cyclone Giselle but commonly known as the Wahine Storm) today was a beautiful, sunny, calm day.

A response to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge with the theme of W