Wednesday, April 3, 2013

UBC 3 - AtoZ - Civic Square, Wellington

Day 3 of the Ultimate Blogging Challenge and the letter C for the  AtoZ Blogging Challenge

Thought I would do a picture post today and showcase my city of Wellington.

So C is for ...  Civic Square

Few days ago I took my cousin to some places in Wellington. Quite amazing how much you observe and see when you walk through your city like a tourist.

One of the places I took her to was the Wellington Civic Square.

The Square is mostly used for public events but during lunch time it is quite crowded with people sitting around having their lunch. One of the events that used to take place here is the Indian Mela (fair) during the Indian festival of Diwali.

The Civic Square is surrounded by the Town Hall, Wellington Central Library, Wellington City Council offices and the Michael Fowler Centre (Concert hall and convention centre).

There are some interesting things to see at the Civic Square in Wellington

Te Aho a Māui (the fishing line of  Māui) or the split pyramid represents a mountain split in two. The walkway represents the fishing line going from the mountain to the sea. I must have passed this hundreds of times but until you actually stop and find out about it, it's just another structure!



The Nikau Palm (palm tree found in NZ) in my pic is one of 15 palms in the square, designed by Ian Athfield. These are made of copper, zinc and steel. Again passed by many times, never noticed!



The floating fern ball known as Ferns is suspended above the square. It depicts 5 native ferns of New Zealand.



And here is a picture of the Civic Square taken from the "City to Sea Bridge"



It was quite cloudy the day I took these pictures, but I hope the day is calm and serene where you are.

I'm grateful for the opportunity to walk through my city and experience different things.

Warm Regards
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46 comments:

  1. Suzy, you compel me to visit. Such a wonderful stretch. Love the last click where the floating fern ball looks straight out of a movie.

    Very Well done! I'm pictorial too today!

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  2. Thanks "Blogwati Gee" (not sure you wanted your name in print) - do visit - Welly is a beautiful city. I love that floating ball too.

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  3. Would love to visit there-- thank you for sharing ;) Cheers, Jenn.

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    1. Definitely worth visiting Jenn.

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  4. "Until you actually stop and find out about it, it's just another structure" - so true to so many things we are too busy to stop at! :-) Lovely pics and words!

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    1. Thanks Doodlingwords. Glad you liked them.

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  5. Loved the floating fern ball ! the place is so bful :)

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    1. Thanks Afshan. The floating fern ball is quite unique.

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  6. Lovely! Yes, I too loved the floating fern ball!

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  7. Thanks Roshni. The floating ball is quite a unique feature.

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  8. Suzy, you gave me a virtual walk through your city's Civic Square. Nice. NZ is one place I'd like to visit some day. :)

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    1. Hi Shail. NZ is so beautiful and Wellington is a spectacular city.

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  9. Is this real?? Looks so very sci-fi movie types!! Beautiful is the word! Thanks for sharing about your city :)

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    1. Thanks Shilpa. It sure is real - never thought of it as sci-fi but I guess it could look that way!

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  10. Suzy, you ate tempting me to visit NZ. And the wanderer that I am you might just find me at your doorstep !
    I love the fern ball !

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    1. Hi Ruchira. Do visit. The fern ball seems to catch everyone's eye.

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  11. Beautiful description Suzy both in terms of words and pictures.

    Yes, Delhi today is calm, serene and very romantic. It's raining here. :)

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    1. Thanks Preetilata. Glad you are enjoying a nice day in Delhi. It is cold, wet, windy and altogether miserable here today.

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  12. thank u for the pictorial walk thru! The floating fern ball is my fav...

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  13. Beautiful place! Wow..I feel so jealous! :D

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  14. The Civic Square looks thoroughly modern...I'm more drawn to old buildings I must confess.
    I like the Wellington connection today! :)

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    1. HI Corinne - it is actually very modern but it weaves the old buildings in very nicely. Yes there must be some telepathy going on. lol!

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  15. Gorgeous pics! Makes me want to visit :)

    Damyanti @Daily(w)rite
    Co-host, A to Z Challenge 2013

    Twitter: @AprilA2Z
    #atozchallenge


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    1. Thanks Damyanti, glad you liked my pics.

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  16. Love the floating fern ball Suzy! This is so reminiscent of an SIMC post! :D Great photos.

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    1. Thanks Vidya - I had the same SIMC thought as I wrote it!

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  17. Ah! Great pictures. Makes me want to visit soon. 2015 Cricket world cup,yes yes.

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    1. Hi Nandana - I didn't know NZ was hosting the 2015 world cup - will have to look it up!

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  18. Lovely , lovely pics and truly beautiful description :)

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    1. Thanks Sridevi. Glad you liked my post.

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  19. I thought I had commented in the morning. Well, we had planned to visit NZ this May. But, things did not quite work out...maybe during Christmas vacations. Thanks for the tour...now I know what all to see.

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    1. Hi Janu. Do visit - it's a spectacular country. I'll post more pics as the challenge progresses.

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  20. Suzy, your pictures are amazing, makes one want to visit and see the beauty first-hand. I would love to visit NZ, thanks to you.

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    1. Thanks Sulekha. Wellington and NZ won't disappoint. Truly beautiful.

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  21. Amazing clicks Suzy.The place has a unique character.Loved the split mountain and floating Ball.

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    1. Thanks Sharmila. It is quite unique and has a very nice blend of old and new and different cultures.

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  22. I'd love to visit NZ - it's on my bucket list!

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    1. Hi Paula, NZ is well worth a visit. It's fondly known by kiwis as "Godzone" because it is so beautiful.

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  23. Wow, I love these structures, especially the fishing line of Māui, I've never seen or heard of them before. Consider Wellington on my visit wish list!

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    1. Thanks Kat. Wellington is a great city.

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  24. Suze, from your blog piece, I really felt that I was there with in Wellington. Great article! Keep blogging!

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    1. Thanks Liz. Glad I took you on a journey. Off to read your post.

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