After 12 years of visiting New Zealand I finally managed to spend a few days in Auckland.
It is very spread out, not surprising given the terrain, but I was not prepared for the massive 6-8 lane highways criss-crossing the city and the amount of traffic.
The Art Gallery of Auckland
was a delight. Kiwis are wonderful curators, museums and galleries of all sizes across the land are always so well put together.
I specially enjoyed watching budding architects experimenting with the special lego
A day out at The Auckland Botanical Gardens
. Although I take tons of photos ( some quite good I think) you can see many more here.
We had to pick up a little something for dinner, so we trotted down to the fish market
where and were spoiled for choice.
One night we went to the flicks ( Mr Turner
, I recommend it )
and I smiled at the announcement for a special screening
where you are encouraged to take your knitting.....that would suit me very well.