Monday, November 28, 2011

NaBloPoMo 28 - Pouwhenua Wai-titi Landing (place of shining waters)

Pouwhenua, meaning land post, are carved, wooden posts or fighting staffs used by Maori, the indigenous people of New Zealand. They are wooden posts that mark territorial boundaries or places of significance.
taken from Wikipedia - Pouwhenua

These pictures are of the Wai-titi Landing (place of shining waters) Pouwhenua outside the Parliament grounds in Wellington.

taken from the Parliament Grounds with Victoria University's Law School in the background

a closer look at the Pouwhenua

taken from the road looking towards the Parliament grounds

These Pouwhenua are positioned on what was once the foreshore of Wellington's harbour. 

My related posts:   The Beehive (NZ Parliament)   Law School


Linking to:

Scenic Sunday    PhotoStory Friday Give me your best shot at Better in Bulk


  1. Really gorgeous photos.

  2. Another place on my wishlist, thanks so much for your recent support and comments Suzy much appreciated.

  3. Thanks Sarah.
    Thanks LindyLou - come visit, NZ is really worth visiting.

  4. What a nice place to go to law school. Too bad I live so far away. I would love to visit your area of the world. Your photos are so pretty. Lovely blue skies. I had a nice first visit to your blog. genie

  5. Thanks Genie. It's a lovely building and very impressive inside too.

  6. Great views. I like those pillars.

  7. Thanks Indrani - there are more Pouwhenua in my city - will have to hunt them out.


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