Thursday, May 15, 2008

Newtown ... #350

The suburb of Newtown lies in the southern part of Wellington in New Zealand.

Originally a working-class suburb, Newtown has followed gentrification trends in recent years, attracting large numbers of immigrants, students and young professionals and resulting in an ethnically diverse population.

The suburb lies east of Vogeltown, between the Wellington city centre and Berhampore. Government House on Rugby Street, Wellington Hospital located on Riddiford Street and Wellington Zoo all lie within the boundaries of Newtown.

3 comments:

Cimba7200 said...

Good picture. Newtown from an unusual angle. - Dave

Anonymous said...

The wedge shape building opened in 1907 as the Langham Private hotel. - Noel T

The Global Magpie said...

Aww I am going all super nostalgic right now. I used to live right on that street :(