'I'm always looking for the Hows and the Whys and the Whats,' said Muskrat, 'That is why I speak as I do. You've heard of Muskrat's Much-in-Little, of course?'
'No,' said the child. 'What is it?'
- The Mouse and his Child. Russell Hoban.

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Monday, 21 March 2011

Views of Wellington from a bus

Some random, 'everyday' images from my recent few days in NZ's capital city.

Above: The 'Beehive' - the executive wing of the NZ parliamentary complex. Ten floors above ground and four floors below.


  1. One of the advantages of a bus is that you can see what's going on around you. I've only ever driven in Wellington and as a result I've hardly really seen any of it.

  2. Bussing is fun! You meet people too. But it is nice to have your own bubble too, for those times when you want to travel in a more self-determined mode.

  3. Wish I'd known you were going to Wellington. I'd have had my sister try to meet up with you for tea. My brother-in-law works in that Beehive. I'm not exactly sure what he does, but it is gov't work. He just got back from Sweden a week ago. My sister is arriving here is San Antonio tonight. First stop is Mexican food. Big thing on the agenda is a 90th Birthday party for our mother.

  4. Katherine,
    Saw one bicycle in the streets. Can that be done safely in the bigger cities in NZ?
    Congratulations to your daughter. My daughter is 23 years old. I am glad she left the teenage period behind, although it was exiting and interesting also for a father.

  5. Ah, Judy - what a nice thought! Thank you. That would have been fun to meet up with your sister. And there she is, over there with you now. Have a super celebration for your Mother - she is doing well!

    Ben - most people wouldn't bike in the city, but it's not unheard of. I think it's on the increase. Lots more people bike in Tauranga than before, helped by our new cycle lanes. There are plenty of bikes around the university parts of any city.