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PostPosted: Mon Dec 31, 2018 8:15 pm    Post subject: Wanganui Photos Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Since it was 1 Jan, I decided to take some photos. Enjoy!


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Base of the Durie Hill War Memorial Tower
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Top of the tower
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The tower in it's entirety. Please, I ask, no jokes about the angle. I had to take it this way to get everything in the shot.
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Yep, it's a tall tower!
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It's a memorial to soldiers lost in World War 1, and pre-dates New Zealand's conversion to the metric system. This is why the figures are in Imperial.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 31, 2018 8:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

More!


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Inland part of the Whanganui River. It goes back a long way in the hills. The bridge in the picture is the Railway Bridge.
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The main CBD area of Wanganui. Lots of nice trees in town, and we're at the height of summer, so they all have leaves to provide some cool shade.
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In the top, FAR distance is my suburb (Castlecliff), and to the left is the Heads Road Industrial Park, around the bit with the tall building. The bridge pictured is the Motorway Bridge. (Seriously, the motorway is JUST that bridge.)
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There is a second, smaller tower next to the War Memorial tower. It actually houses the Durie Hill Lift, which is built into the hill and (along with a tunnel at the bottom) provides an easy way for pedestrians to get to or from town. There is a staircase
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 31, 2018 8:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Last lot.


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A photo from the smaller tower of the seaward side.
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The racecourse is quite prominent in this photo. You don't realise how much space that place takes up until you get a view from high up...
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The big, park-like area in this photo is Moutoa Gardens, with the Courthouse just on the left side.
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Wanganui East. I'm guessing they probably get grumpy that their suburb is just 'Wanganui East', as opposed to Aramoho, Castlecliff, Gonville, or Springvale.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 01, 2019 6:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

nice pics Alan , is that a motorbike track with the banked up oval track ? Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 01, 2019 6:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Velodrome , just had a quick look on G-earth Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 01, 2019 11:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

nice photos Alan Smile
(and thanks for rotating them)

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