Sunday, July 8, 2007

Cafe Sunday ... #48

Cafe at the weekend. At this time of the day during the summer months the cafes tend to be rather empty ... however during the winter months, Wellingtonians still like to get out and about .. so they congregate in the warmth of a cafe for breakfast, lunch or dinner ... read the newspaper, catch up with friends or enjoy a welcome cup of coffee.

It is said that we have more restaurants, bars and cafes per head than New York with over 300 eateries. .. I suppose when you only have a population of 400,000+ you have a 'head' start ... if you know what I mean !!

Some more intersting facts about our city ... Wellington
is 28,990 hectares or 290 sq kms.
is the world's most southern capital and the only capital in the "Roaring Forties" latitudes.
was the first Capital City to see in the new millennium.
has the greatest proportion of open space land per capita at 17.3 ha for every 1000 people.
Centre is only 2 kilometres in diameter, you can walk from one side to the other in 20 minutes.
Nearly all Wellington residents are within 3 km of the sea.
Smoking in all hospitality venues, including bars, restaurants, cafes, and casinos, is prohibited in Wellington and throughout New Zealand.
The Old Government Buildings are the largest wooden buildings ever constructed in the Southern hemisphere.

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