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Circumnavigating New Zealand — Around Parliament, and more flowers

Wellington Botanic Garden

As you may recall, we ascended high atop a hill over looking Wellington via the Wellington Cable Car:

Wellington Cable Car

From here we then proceeded downhill on foot via the Wellington Botanic Garden. Exiting the garden we headed east, joined Bowen Street, and set forth for the New Zealand Parliament. Our first view of the buildings associated with parliament was that of the Beehive, the Executive Wing of New Zealand Parliament buildings. The Beehive houses the office of the Prime Minister and other ministers of Parliament:


Off to the right in the photo above is a bit of Edwardian neoclassical architecture. This is Parliament House:

Parliament House

South of the Beehive, where Bowen Street intersects Lambton Quay, is the Wellington Cenotaph. Also known as the Wellington Citizen’s War Memorial, this impressive monument commemorates those who lost their lives in World Wars I and II:

Wellington Cenotaph (Wellington Citizens’ War Memorial)

Now for another floral slide show featuring specimens we encountered in the Wellington Botanic Garden:



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