Wellington, the capital city
From today on the end of this blog I would like to show you something more about New Zealand landscape. What do you think?
Apart from Auckland, that is the biggest city, there is the capital, Wellington. I really love that city because it seems to have a nice soul and the style of buildings is more European. I feel a little bit closer to my home maybe.
Wellington is situated in the south of the North island, near the geographical centre of the country.
Wellington is New Zealand's political centre, housing Parliament and the head offices of all Government Ministries and Departments, plus the bulk of the foreign diplomatic missions based in New Zealand.
As you can see, the shape of the New Zealand Government "Beehive" is quite peculiar. The Beehive's circular footprint (rotunda) is an elegant and attractive design feature. However it is also quite impractical, as many of its rooms are wedge-shaped or asymmetrical, with desks and other office furniture at awkward angles.
Wellington's compact city centre supports an arts scene, café culture and nightlife much larger than most cities of a similar size. It is a centre of New Zealand's film and theatre industry. Te Papa Tongarewa (the Museum of New Zealand), the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, the Royal New Zealand Ballet and the biennial New Zealand International Arts Festival are all sited there.
This is me outside the Te Papa museum.
And now some pictures of my beloved city and its region.
The harbour. Isn't it beautiful?
The seaport at night.
Can you see the airport behind me?
Ivano and the area around Wellington.
Here we are on the coast close to our previous house.
Dear Leila, thank you for your comments! I love kumara and I love barbeque here!! It is amazing for me seeing that bbq is so common among kiwis. In Italy is not like that.
Honestly I like eating just cook meat without sauces but here it's impossible.....they put sauces everywhere. Did they do that also when you were here?
Habooba, I think that in a way it is true. New Zealand is far from everywhere, you have to catch the plane if you would like to visit other countries and this is, in my opinion, an advantage and also a disadvantage. You will find animals, plants and traditions that are peculiar to this Country as well as signs.. ahahahha!!
It's nice knowing about healing plants, I reckon. Also here there are rainy days but temperature is very nice. A weird thing I noticed here, people don't use umbrellas!!! It is strange but maybe it's because you will never know how the weather will be so it is not so important protecting yourself from the rain.
Thank you again for reading my blog and see you soon!
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