19/02 Kicking back in Wellington (NI) – 4,815kms (0kms travelled today).
Feb 19, 2020
Mmmm a sleep in then a leisurely breakfast followed by a bit of washing than a wander around town including a visit to the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa. The building itself was beautiful and exhibitions interesting but the most powerful one was the Gallipoli one … instead of getting on the hop on hop off tour after that as we had intended we spent time digesting all we had seen and focused on how grateful that hasn’t been our personal experience. It was magnificently done.
Washing drying, well some of it.
Wellington Central Library and surrounds.
The old boatshed and a bit of the new.
And the new complete with a wacka and a view across to the Free Ambulance Building..
The Free Ambulance Building which houses the St John’s Bar & Restaurant where we had lunch and then came back for a coffee an cake after the museum visit.
The Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa.
Incredible double life size (at least) models were placed throughout the Gallipoli Exhibition and were incredibly lifelike down to the sweat on the brow, hairs on skin, small blemishes, scars, dirt, blood and everything else possible. Confronting and overwhelming but a quiet place of respect. No flash photography inn the museum and the only model I got a decent shot of was the nurse … sort of synergy there.
And Bike parking at a premium in Wellington … some may have to wait for others to arrive before departing.
The Old Bank Shopping Arcade slightly reminiscent of the Royal Arcade in Melbourne