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Capture: Wellington? Well, I Would.

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  • Rich of Observationz, in reply to Jos,

    That alley (frame 2) got gated off and painted over in grey in order to create a more suburbanite-friendly city for some rugby competition last year. Sad really.

    Back in Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 5550 posts Report Reply

  • JacksonP, in reply to Hebe,

    What was your shop?

    If you mean the one I 'worked' in, that's a picture framing & photography shop in Whakatane.

    BTW Jos, for some reason on my computer your website link doesn't seem to work. Just me?

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 2450 posts Report Reply

  • JacksonP, in reply to Rich of Observationz,

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    Sad really.

    Very. Particularly as the first time I went there I struggled with the light, and planned to go back.

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 2450 posts Report Reply

  • JacksonP, in reply to Geoff Lealand,

    We used to live in the second house down from the old monastery, on Hawker Street. It was beginning to slip downhill towards the harbour but obviously hasn't got there yet.

    Brilliant, Geoff. Seems everyone has a Wellington story. My first flat in Wellington was on Percival Street, off The Terrace. Being the last into the flat, I got the room at the back, under the stairs, a metre away from the constantly seeping, moss-covered wall. Ah the (cough) wonderful (bronchial) memories...

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 2450 posts Report Reply

  • Louise Hall,

    Great photos everyone! As a wandering Cantabrian currently living in Dunedin, I am feeling most homesick for Welly.

    Dunedin • Since Mar 2007 • 8 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel,

    Looking East from Kilbernie...

    er, ahem, <cough> it's Kilbirnie...

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7948 posts Report Reply

  • Tamara,

    Wellington is wonderful, especially on a lovely day. I went down last November for the Opening Night of Show Me Shorts and it was a fantastic weekend. This year I am taking my partner and kids down for that so I hope the weather holds!

    New Zealand • Since Oct 2010 • 115 posts Report Reply

  • JacksonP, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    it's Kilbirnie...

    Oh, phew! I thought you were gonna say it was West!

    (Glad someone is paying attention - like the Harold, I can't afford online subs) ;-)

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 2450 posts Report Reply

  • Hebe, in reply to JacksonP,

    everyone has a Wellington story

    I lived for years in (ahem) Grass Street: 10 to 15 mins walk going up from the bay; 3 minutes going down to the bay. It was steep; and beautiful.

    Christchurch • Since May 2011 • 2899 posts Report Reply

  • Islander,

    I lived on The Terrace in a road-noisy flat while training as a tv producer-director...it nearly killed me - but produced a couple of good/nasty short stories...
    Get up at GAHK! to walk to the station to get the train to Avalon -live in that weird
    just-opened place for the next 10 hours/learn fascinating stuff/meet fascinating people & turds who looked like humans/eat FOUL food/come back to flat/crash into uneasy sleep.

    I dont remember Wellington with any pleasure at all-EXCEPT for the people...death has taken a lot of my friends but they still illuminate my life (and my mother still has a picture on her livingroom wall of self & Spiral collective taken - much later, in Wellington...)

    Big O, Mahitahi, Te Wahi … • Since Feb 2007 • 5643 posts Report Reply

  • Geoff Lealand, in reply to Islander,

    We lived there until 1992 and it was a less interesting city than it is now--except perhaps for the large woman who used to shed her clothes and walk around Prince of Wales Park which our house bordered. Also the tinny house/brothel next door.
    I like visiting as it is now quite an exotic city but on a cold, windy day when rubbish tumbles along the streets, I recall why we left.

    Screen & Media Studies, U… • Since Oct 2007 • 2560 posts Report Reply

  • Ethan Tucker, in reply to Geoff Lealand,

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    …on a cold, windy day when rubbish tumbles along the streets, I recall why we left.

    But we also have days that start like this.

    Wellington • Since Apr 2008 • 119 posts Report Reply

  • Islander, in reply to Ethan Tucker,

    And they end like?

    Big O, Mahitahi, Te Wahi … • Since Feb 2007 • 5643 posts Report Reply

  • Hilary Stace,

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    Blurry Old St Pauls and Pohutakawa in bloom (this happens very briefly when everyone is out of town on holiday)

    Wgtn • Since Jun 2008 • 3225 posts Report Reply

  • Jos,

    I used to go to parties up Grass street, surprise surprise!
    And skinny dipping outside the beachcomber at midnight!

    Whakatane • Since Jan 2012 • 877 posts Report Reply

  • Ethan Tucker, in reply to Islander,

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    And they end like?

    What about this? Admittedly not most nights, and this is Petone rather than Wellington - at the finale of the Winter Carnival a couple of weeks ago.

    Wellington • Since Apr 2008 • 119 posts Report Reply

  • Jos, in reply to JacksonP,

    Ah, thanks Jac, I was trying to add my Nigel Gnome site as well.
    :)
    Better now?

    Great ending! Lately when we've been there it ends in a wonderful restauarant and a night of debauchery in a hotel. At least that's what remeber....

    Whakatane • Since Jan 2012 • 877 posts Report Reply

  • Hebe, in reply to Jos,

    I used to go to parties up Grass street, surprise surprise!
    And skinny dipping outside the beachcomber at midnight!

    Mmnn...yess; I think I know of what you speak ;-) Vintage fur coats and sand at 3am.

    Christchurch • Since May 2011 • 2899 posts Report Reply

  • Islander, in reply to Ethan Tucker,

    O! Cool! Love fireworks! (Never saw one in Wtgn/Poneke while I resided…mind you, I wouldnt’ve been up, either end of the day-)

    Big O, Mahitahi, Te Wahi … • Since Feb 2007 • 5643 posts Report Reply

  • JacksonP, in reply to Jos,

    Better now?

    Edit: working now.

    Amazing fireworks shot Ethan, and thanks for joining in Hilary, and everyone else.

    Hard to express how much I enjoy this place sometimes. You all make it pretty wonderful.

    (Having a moment- sue me)

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 2450 posts Report Reply

  • Kumara Republic,

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    The frontman of Guitar Wolf at Bar Bodega last year. He’s drinking our beer, here

    Since moving back to Welly – 10 years now – I’ve lived in Karori, Mornington, Mt Vic, and currently Kelburn.

    In the meantime, I’ve been testing out my smartphone’s 5MP camera. Quite convenient for spurs of the moment, but still no substitute for a proper DSLR.

    And now for a very Wellington news story

    The southernmost capital … • Since Nov 2006 • 5439 posts Report Reply

  • Paul Williams,

    All these photos are wonderful, it's ten years and two days since I left Wellington, I thought for a couple of years only. I still miss the place. There used to be a handful of Kowhai trees near Aro Community Centre that I looked forward to blossoming around this time and Hilary's photo of the Pohutukawas is a treat (incidentally, the small Tahitian variety are very common in Sydney, currently there's hundreds planted in Hyde Park, I will try and get a picture).

    Sydney • Since Nov 2006 • 2273 posts Report Reply

  • Jackie Clark,

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    Here is the illustrious Marsden, where I went to school from 1977 - 1980.

    Mt Eden, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 3136 posts Report Reply

  • Jackie Clark,

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    And here is the wondrous view from the top of the hill looking North, down Paekakariki way.

    Mt Eden, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 3136 posts Report Reply

  • JacksonP, in reply to Jackie Clark,

    And here is the wondrous view from the top of the hill looking North, down Paekakariki way.

    Great photo Jackie. What a fantastic vantage point.

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 2450 posts Report Reply

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