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Weekly Photography Challenge: on top


The New Zealand flag flies from on top the beehive – the building which houses the New Zealand Cabinet (the Prime Minister’s office is on the top floor).

While politicians can spend a career working to reach a position  where they get an office there – it is as a building reportedly not the greatest place to work.  The circular interior is an inconvenient shape, it is very disorientating trying to find an exit when leaving one of the (very small elevators).  Despite a refurbishment, some Cabinet Ministers still prefer offices in the more modern adjacent Bowen House.

Nonetheless the ninth floor office is a symbol that you are indeed “on top”

beehive 2 tonemapped


Weekly photography challenge: reflections: the old and the new


This reflection caught my eye when I was wandering through town last night so I went back and took a shoot at lunchtime.  It shows the MLC building and the BNZ building reflected in Grant Thornton house.  To me it demonstrates the mixture of old and new buildings we have in Wellington.  If some of the transport planners come to fruition the trolly bus wires will soon be a thing of the past.