I spent my first week after my arrival in New Zealand, in Auckland. It is not the capital, but it is the largest city in the country. I heard from a lot of people that they did not enjoy their stay in Auckland, and were glad to get out of the city and explore the more natural parts. But I actually loved Auckland, it is a really easy city to get around, and so much to see. I climbed One Tree Hill and did part of the coast to coast walk, so I saw a lot of green spaces. There were also a lot of interesting suburbs, I loved Mount Eden, it had a really old fashioned feel to it. So far the architecture I have seen has been so interesting, a really diverse mix of buildings, all next to each other. Another thing was they have a lot of food courts, which we don't really have in the UK, but it is such a good idea. They have a huge Asian influence in the cuisine too. I definitely want to go back to Auckland, try some new foods, and explore more of the suburbs. But obviously there is a lot more on both of the islands to see as well, so we shall have to see where I head next!
I think it may take a while see how my blog is going to evolve, as I am in a completely new environment, there is so much new landscape to share, but I also hope to keep drawing and creating!
I not had much experience photographing cities, as you can probably see from these photos, but it is something that I want to get better at! There is a lot I want to try, new skills, new ways of working, that I want to try while I am here.
^This is the top of One Tree Hill, no tree in sight, just a monument! The weather here so far has been really sudden in changing from clouds to blue skies.