Wednesday, January 23, 2013

UBC Day 23 - ABC Wednesday - B is for ...

Day 23 for the Ultimate Blogging Challenge and ABC Wednesday



B is for ...  Byrd Memorial

Thought I would showcase my city of Wellington.

Richard Byrd was an American aviator who mounted many expeditions to Antarctica from his base in New Zealand.

Here are pictures of the Byrd Memorial on Mt Victoria in Wellington, New Zealand constructed in his honour. It was unveiled on 11 March 1962, the 5th anniversary of his death.

I took this picture from the viewing platform at Mt Vic.

Here's a close up I took of the memorial
The sides of the memorial are decorated in tiles representing the Aurora Australis, the Southern Lights and 
the stones that make up the internal wall are from Antarctica (see picture below)


Photo taken by Brett Taylor  http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Byrd_Memorial.jpg

And here's a picture of the plane that was used in the expeditions.

I took this pic in 2002 when I visited the Henry Ford Museum in Detroit.


Enjoy your day and check out some more B entries at ABC Wednesday.

Warm Regards
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18 comments:

  1. The memorial is unique and really quite BEAUTIFUL! Kate, ABC Team

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    1. Thanks Kate - yes it is quite unique.

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  2. I'm with kate on this one. Wow! A BEAUTY!
    Denise ABC Team

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  3. That is an interesting BUILDING.
    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

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  4. Very interesting!
    Thanks for sharing photos and information.
    Have a wonderful day!
    Lea
    Lea's Menagerie

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    1. You are welcome Lea. thanks for visiting.

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  5. The shape and material is so vibrant!!Love this memorial.
    Ann

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    1. Thanks Ann. It is an interesting memorial. Thanks for dropping by.

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  6. What a beautiful memorial, Suzy. Love the colours.

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    1. Thanks Corinne. It is very colourful. My photo doesn't do it justice.

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  7. Suzy Que,

    Nice pictures - would make a great Pinterest Post. As a matter of fact, I'm gonna pin it. As a Floridian, I shiver just thinking about flying to Antarctica.

    Thanks for sharing this with us.

    Regards,
    Dr. Hale

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    1. Thanks Hale - it would be fun to visit Antarctica - definitely cold but exciting.

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  8. Hoping to visit in the next couple of years. This looks beautiful - must remember to put it on my itinary

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    1. Thanks Dot for the visit. New Zealand is beautiful and definitely worth a visit.

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  9. Simply gorgeous!

    Leslie
    abcw team

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