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Old 02-23-2014, 01:01 AM   #154
Shad
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Location: A Kiwi in Aus and now back in Kiwiland for a while
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Another weekend bites the dust. It's been a very relaxing one too - apart from the sleep thing.
Yesterday I wandered the wharf area until I found the supposedly best little breadshop in Wellington. I don't know if it is or not, but the bread was pretty good.
Today I went up the hill and down to the bot gardens, walked around the rose garden and then went up and down Tinakori Road in Thorndon. Then back through the cricket fields, down the hill to Tokyo Lane and wandered home - took about an hour and a half. Would have taken less but Tinakori Road has some interesting antique shops.
Thorndon is an area where the original settlers built their houses and huts around 1850 or so. There are a number of old places still there but most of the originals have gone. Thorndon also used to be the shorefront of Wellington until an earthquake pushed up a lot more land back in the late 1800/ early 1900 years.
I'm attaching some photos of the things I saw.
I also went into the rose garden - took some pictures of purple thingies and because Annie is around some pink thingies as well.
Okay, will have to do another post with some more photos on it. I've got to the maximum. The purple rose is Honky Tonk. The pink one is Strawberry Ice. Have no idea what the plant is with the small pink and purple flowers on it.

Watched the rugby last night. Good to have it back again. Beats watching cricket (similar to watching paint dry IMHO.
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