Above/featured: Headwaters of the Waimakariri River, near Bealey – 18 Jul 2012.
For LAPC’s first alphabet challenge, I began with a contribution about 3 German places whose names begin with the letter ‘A’. This follow-up is 3 locations in New Zealand (Aotearoa):
• Akaroa, on the South Island;
• Arthur’s Pass, on the South Island;
• Auckland, on the North Island.
• Population: On extinct Banks Peninsula Volcano, cozy village of 800 with French origins.
• Māori: S.Island variant of “Whangaroa” (“long harbour”); originally spelled “Hakaroa”.
• Getting there: Day trip, from Christchurch.
• More here.
Akaroa village – 16 Jul 2012.
The spectacular Akaraoa harbour in the mouth of an extinct volcano – 16 Jul 2012.
• Population: village of 30, near 920-metre mountain pass in Southern Alps.
• Getting there: Scheduled stop on TranzAlpine train, from Christchurch to Greymouth.
• More here.
A sampling of the Southern Alps (Kā Tiritiri o te Moana), just south of Arthur’s Pass – 18 Jul 2012.
Arthur’s Pass – 18 Jul 2012.
• Population: 1.6 million, in the nation’s largest city.
• Māori: Tāmaki Makaurau.
• Getting there: AKL airport is a key hub for planes to/from Asia, Australia, and Chile.
City skyline, from Rangitoto Island – 16 Oct 2010.
“Hotonui”, Ngāti Awa meeting house (1878): carving and construction led by Wēpiha Apanui and his father, Apanui Te Hāmaiwaho, as wedding gift for Wēpiha’s sister, Mereana. Housed and photographed in Auckland War Memorial Museum (Tāmaki Paenga Hira) – 17 Oct 2010.
I made all images above with a Canon EOS450D/Rebel XSi. Acknowledgements to Patti for LAPC no. 126 in the week of 5-11 Dec 2020. This post appears on Fotoeins Fotografie at fotoeins DOT com as https://wp.me/p1BIdT-jR0.