Tag Archives: Wellington Cenotaph

Circumnavigating New Zealand — More Buildings, and more flowers

Wellington Cenotaph base

The area around the Wellington Cenotaph is home of a lot of neat imagery. To get there, along Bowen Street, take the segment of the City to Sea Walkway that leads from the Wellington Botanic Garden. Along this route you’ll pass the Bolton Street Memorial Park, formerly known as the Bolton Street Cemetery:

Bolton Street Memorial Park along the City to Sea Walkway

Past the cemetery, almost directly across the street from the Beehive, lies Turnbull House. It houses the private library acquired by famed bibliophile Alexander Turnbull during his lifetime:

Turnbull House

We’ve already taken a look or two at the Wellington Cenotaph, but here’s a zoom-in of the horse and rider atop the monument:

Wellington Cenotaph

Across the street from the Cenotaph are the Old Government Buildings, which house some interesting architectural details:

Old Government Buildings on Lambton Quay

Now for another Wellington Botanic Garden flower show:


Comments Off on Circumnavigating New Zealand — More Buildings, and more flowers

Filed under Photography, R. Doug Wicker, travel, vacation

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:


Filed under Photography, R. Doug Wicker, travel, vacation