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In late June 2018…

we visited Wiseman, Alaska.

Wiseman is 63 miles, or 101 kilometres north of the Arctic Circle.

Only eleven people live at Wiseman and

while it looked gorgeous in summer,

stories about Wiseman winters

made us want to head south.

Although I have to confess the scenery was spectacular..

A few weeks ago we visited

Whakarewarewa Maori Village

in Rotorua New Zealand. 

I’m not sure that I would like to live with geysers

and geothermal pools in my back yard. 

However, at least one could stay warm all year. 

 

 

A Victorian winter’s day, where all you have

to think of is whether to take a coat…or not.

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Giants from new Zealand…although we begin in Italy.

Anyone who has visited the Vatican

may have climbed the spiral step less staircase

and been in awe at its construction.

However the entrance/exit to the Ruakuri Cave, at Waitomo,

makes the Vatican staircase look like a miniature.

We also visited the Giant Redwood Forest at Rotorua.

These trees are not as large as some

of the photographed Californian Redwoods,

however, they are still Giant Redwoods

 

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Pic and Word Challenge: Giant

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During our new Zealand road trip

 

MGW had my camera nearby to capture scenes

that would have been impossible for me to photograph.

 


With my camera hard up against a window

I manage to capture some of this sunset

on Friday October 5, at the

Wedding Rehearsal Dinner which was held at

Devon on the Wharf in Auckland. 

My images are a bit different to the sample shots in the challenge post. 

They are, however, all taken through glass.

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People at work in Rotorua’s, 

Whakarewarewa Maori Village.
First up lessons in pronunciation…

 Then our guide showed around the village.

She was particularly proud that this was a living village.

As there was a meeting in progress we were unable to enter this meeting-house.

This cultural troupe then entertained visitors…

and appeared to thoroughly enjoyed their work…

as much as we enjoyed their performance.

 

Expression ranged from war like, to happy…

to that of intense concentration.

As we were leaving after lunch (included in the price),

via the gift shop, our guide was behind her uncle’s desk

and gave us a private demonstration of how

to make clothing from the widely grown New Zealand flax.

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A late entry for From the Car however,

with MGW riding shotgun for two weeks

we were able to capture a few images which

otherwise may havev slipped by.

Somewhere between Rotorua and Whakatane

Pampas Grass is a weed in Australia although many gardens contains it. 

However, weed or not, the pampas flowers on this hillside did look pretty.

 

My final image is this shot of the country-side

as we were leaving Hobbiton.

I think it was the stonewall fences

which caught MGW’s eye.

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Weekly Prompt Photo Challenge: From-the-Car

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Things People Play With...

a boat on the shores of Lake Taupo.

Auckland shows why it is called

the City of Sails.

I’m not sure if this is a person playing with their phone camera,

or me using my toy to its best advantage to capture an image of…

the Cultural performance at Rotorua’s

Whakarewarewa Maori Village.

Finally, playing with the dog at Takapuna Beach.

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