Auckland: a Modern City
This is just a wonderfully taken shot of Auckland. The viewer can have a quick view of downtown. The depth of field is intriguing and offers plenty to think about. However, the image gives it a bit of a dehumanizing quality due to the perspective from the top and its greenish coloring. If you're a fan of major cities, this should't be a problem as the image depicts all that can be expected from a modern town: skyscrapers, glass, clean lines, uniform coloring of the urban landscape, streets, cars, the hint of frantic activity, business. And there is a plus: the sea that takes a third of the image and blends with the sky and feels organic to the human made landscape. Also if you like to think of New Zealand as force of its own, you can give this magnet a look and remember how for this country has come.
Auckland, That Great City in the South
Auckland is not only the biggest city in New Zealand, with a population of almost one million and a half inhabitants, but also one of the most culturally diverse Western metropolis. As an example, it is home to a large number of Polynesian people as no other city in the South Pacific area and apparently in the world.
The traveler is usually fascinated by the green landscape that is part of the city. The opportunities for enjoyment are multiple and it is up to the visitor what he or she prefers best. A walk along the harbor will reveal the sailing vocation of this city due to the large number of yachts moored there. Here, almost everybody is a yachtsman or at least have a boat. Auckland is the home to West Haven Marina which ranks as one of the largest in the world. If you are a more urban type, head to High Street, Queen Street and Karangahape Road where you can have a nice cup of coffee or enjoy a delicious meal at one of the upscale restaurants. If an art buff, you should n't miss the Auckland Art Gallery. If traveling with the kids, visit Auckland Zoo and Kelly Tarlton'Sea Life Aquarium. All in all, this is a great travel souvenir to take back home.