It is the cruise ship season and this is a common sight around Wellington City and visitors attempt to orientate themseleves and sort out which direction they need to go. This couple from Holland were want to visit the old St Pauls Cathedral .. a magnficent wooden building in Murphy Street ... about 10 minutes easy walk from here ... cnr of Stout St and lambton Quay
Trying out the new bike and scooters ... local boys with their Christmas presents ...and the boys all have their helmets on ... a hot sunny day ... expecting the high 20s today ... and that's hot for Wellington.
NO driving through Bond Street ... the City Council has put up the orange barriers and closed off another access to Willis Street. perhaps red barriers would have been more in season! ... like the ESPRIT store front above.
Sir Keith Holyoake has stood in Molesworth Street for a number of years .. with the refurbishment of the adjacent building for NZ Rugby .. he was moved out of harms way. he has now returned and feeling the cold a little ... here he is clothed in bubble wrap; apparently good insulation !!
BIO: Sir Keith Jacka Holyoake, KG, GCMG, CH, PC, QSO, KStJ (11 February 1904 – 8 December 1983) was a New Zealand politician. The only person to have been both Prime Minister and Governor-General of New Zealand, Holyoake was National Party Prime Minister from 20 September 1957 to 12 December 1957, then again from 12 December 1960 to 7 February 1972. He was appointed as Governor-General in 1977 and served until 1980.
Holyoake is to date the third longest serving New Zealand Prime Minister (just under 12 years), surpassed only by Richard Seddon's 13 years and William Massey's close to 13 years; he was also the first to be born in the 20th century. He was known for his diplomatic style and "plummy" voice. He was also fondly (or mockingly) known as Kiwi Keith, a name given to him in childhood to distinguish him from an Australian child with the same name.
My entry in the Foxglove Bar & Kitchen competition ... Beautifully mointored and paced growth to fulfil the total length of the competition ... luxurious green agricultural growth finished off with blooming radiance ... and note the additional three blooms on the way .. Quintuplets no less. The Quintessential Petunia