Tuesday, November 15, 2011

NaBloPoMo 15 - Mt Victoria

Mount Victoria (locally abbreviated to Mt Vic), is a suburb of Wellington. It's summit is a tourist spot and viewing platform where you get spectacular 360 degree views of Wellington.

Mt Vic's Maori name is Tangi Te Keo and it was one of the locations where the Lord of the Rings movies were shot.

Here are some pictures of Mt Vic.

View of Mt Vic from Queens Wharf


Richard Byrd Memorial  - Richard Byrd was an American aviator who mounted many expeditions to Antarctica from his base in New Zealand. The sides are decorated in tiles representing the Aurora Australis, the Southern Lights. 


View on the way to the viewing platform




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9 comments:

  1. Your area is so beautiful, i wish to visit it too someday! I browsed in your site and the other blogsite and you are travelling a lot. beautiful mementos. Thanks also for visiting my post.

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  2. Thanks Andrea. I have been lucky travelling to so many places. Still, many more to visit and enjoy.

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  3. Great views of the place. Grand virtual tour!

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  4. Lovely photos. Looks like an amazing place to visit.

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  5. Lovely skies and awesome shots. Richard Byrd Memorial shot is my choice, I like it the best:)

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  6. Lovely shots. That memorial is superb!

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  7. cool shots...the memorial one is very fascinating!

    hope to visit NZL some day :)

    cheers,
    My Third Eye

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  8. What an amazing place to visit. The monument to Richard Byrd is awesome. This must be a heavenly spot. genie

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  9. Thanks Everyone. Closest I've got to seeing the Southern Lights. Hopefully will see the real thing one day.

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