Wellington a Canvas for Its Residents

We spent two and a half days in Wellington, and what I remember of the city is a swirl of sights. Our location was ideal, just one block from Cuba Street, in a building that used to be the Hannah Factory, near a bar, pizza restaurant, and chocolate shop. It was easy to get to the night market on Cuba, grocery stores, restaurants, and the Te Papa museum. (The featured image for this post was taken near the museum.)

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Sometimes it seemed that every building was a space where light and color could work.

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We were able to walk around the harbor and take the cable car up to the Botanic Gardens and walk down.

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Wellington is known for its wind. If you go to New Zealand in early spring (September), make sure to take warm clothes. Since most of our six-month trip was planned for tropical countries, we didn’t bring enough warm clothes and had to dig some up at secondhand stores.

"Solace in the Wind, a famous statue by Max Patte on the harbor outside the Te Papa museum. And the one person who wasn't bundled up that day.

“Solace in the Wind,” a famous statue by Max Patte on the harbor outside the Te Papa museum. And the one person who decided it was a good day for a swim.

Our B&B in Wellington was the most expensive so far on this trip, but I would have liked to stay longer.