‘On The Waterfront’
Auckland’s Tamaki Drive on the Waitemata Harbour – one of the great urban waterfronts. A gusty nor’-easterly wind was up at the time I took this shot last week, as the crests of the waves attest.
‘An Impression Of Bean Rock Beacon’
‘Chains & Water’
Pictured, a scene of Auckland’s main port facility on the scenic Waitemata Harbour.
The port has been feature of Auckland since the modern city’s birth.The city was built on trade and commerce .
Politicos and lobby groups now want the port to be shifted out of town; out of sight and out of mind.
It seems some people just do not want to have working wharves on their doorstep.
There are plenty of lovely and enjoyable beaches, vantage points and eateries in the vicinity.
Equally though, I love the sight of freight ships from Panama, Liberia Singapore, or wherever, sweeping over the harbour after loading or disgorging their cargo.
I like to think the ‘nice to have’ and beautiful bits can co- exist with the functional hum, grind and sheer energy of a working port.
Sometimes you just have to marvel at, and appreciate, what you are so very familiar with.
Being a born and bred Aucklander, it is easy to take to take for granted this gorgeous vista of a rock pool set in ancient lava ,against the backdrop of the volcanic majesty of Rangitoto Island, across the water.
There it was again, for the umpteenth time , on a walk along the Waitemata Harbour earlier today.
Except today, it especially resonated with me and compelled a picture.
I am lucky to see this view any day I want and thought I would share some of that luck with you…enjoy!