Wellington, New Zealand (Aotearoa)
41° 17' S 174° 47' E
Jun 03, 2006 02:44
Distance 19009km

Text written in: English

I live on the edge of the universe...

"I live on the edge of the universe, like everybody else."

This is one of my favourite quotes about living in Wellington. We all live in a peculiar city by any standards (southern most capital in the world, earthquakes, wild storms followed by scorching sunshine, untamed nature bordered by waterblasted orange cobblestones, the home of Lord of the Rings *and* The Frighteners), yet it's just so comfortable that is quickly becomes banal and homely.

I set about with my camera yesterday to show you a bit of our new home. We currently live in the 'alternative' neighbourhood ("Cuba Quarter" is the spin that the City marketing department came up), which is kinda funky. There's a coffee bean roasting outfit round the corner that only uses "fair trade" beans from Cuba, which seems to be a bit of an oxymoron given the human rights standards there. Looking forward to moving up the hill at the end of the month. The photos were mostly taken around the waterfront which links the different and distinct districts of the city together...

Photos / videos of "I live on the edge of the universe...":

View from our balcony, abel smith street View from our balcony, abel smith street Nikau Palm, symbol of Wellington, Civic Centre Civic Centre Bridge to Waterfront, Civic Centre Bridge to Waterfront, Civic Centre Civic art, "city to sea bridge" National Museum Waterfont and harbour waterfront, and harbour Quotes about wellington, waterfront Downtown Lagoon Recreational wharves, waterfront Recreational wharves, waterfront Poetry about Wellington Recreational wharves, waterfront Relaxing by the lagoon.... View from Lagoon towards city Poetry about wellington Recreational wharves, waterfront Recreational wharves, waterfront Recreational wharves, waterfront Recreational wharves, waterfront Recreational wharves, waterfront The harbour The harbour The harbour, looking towards Mount Victoria The Harbour Old Crane, Recreational wharves, waterfront Old Crane, Recreational wharves, waterfront Self portrait, Recreational wharves, waterfront I live by the edge of the universe, like everybody else No shell fish collecting 48 hours after rainfall ... special circumstances... Recreational wharves, waterfront Recreational wharves, waterfront My bag is so fashion, outside National Museum Fishing trawler, Recreational wharves, waterfront Self portrait Pohutukawa tree, National Museum, and Safety First Waitangi Park, Waterfront Waitangi Park, Waterfront Waitangi Park, Waterfront Waitangi Park, Waterfront Skate park including city sponsored graffitti display, Waitangi Park, Waterfront Practical footpath, Waitangi Park, Waterfront The New World open for business Courtney Quarter, Entertainment District Courtney Quarter, Entertainment District Courtney Quarter, Entertainment District Paramount Cinema, Courtney Quarter, Entertainment District Facades, Courtney Quarter, Entertainment District Facades, Courtney Quarter, Entertainment District I love interesting doors I love interesting doors The Westpac Saint James Theatre A slice of urbanity Can't argue with that! Community events with an edge... Cuba Street Façade Cuba Street café (Felix) Civic Centre from the other side The Dominion Building which houses the Alliance Française, Victoria Street Façade, Victoria Street Façade, Victoria Street Façade, Victoria Street Stencil art, Cuba Street