Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Oriental Bay

"Right beside the capital city, Oriental Bay is the premium residential location in Wellington. With stunning city and harbour views, morning to late evening sun and golden sandy beach, this area is the most sought after location in Wellington." - www.orientalbaystays.co.nz/

Our oversea friends were so impressed with the Bay that they requested me to post some of my Oriental Bay shots to rekindle their sweet memories :)

"You can't beat Wellington on a clear day!" On a clear sunny early autumn day, the best place to be is Oriental Parade on the Bay! (Nikon Coolpix 8400)"It’s always been considered Wellington’s own little slice of the Riviera and after its $7.5 million face lift that's an even more apt description.

Oriental Bay – Wellington’s favourite beach and waterfront walk – has had a major revamp with Oriental Bay and Freyberg beaches made bigger and better, and a new beach created east of the Band Rotunda.

The work took the best part of a year and saw more than 22,000 tonnes of champagne-coloured sand barged in from Takaka in the South Island.

The upgrade was one of the biggest development projects undertaken by Wellington City Council and definitely one of the most unusual – it’s not every day you get to build a beach!"

Stunning real estates facing the sea front, Oriental Bay is one of the most expensive real estate area's in Oceania! (Nikon Coolpix 8400)
A view from the landmark church half way up Mt Victoria, million dollars apartment garlour! Great view and great price! On the top left of the picture, the Interislander ferry is leaving for Picton. (Canon D60)Same position as the previous picture, showing the upper part of the Oriental Parade. An Air New Zealand is in decent to land at the Wellington Airport, which is behind the hill. (Canon D60)

Two different view of the Oriental Bay, looking from the Oversea Terminal. (Canon 30D, 15 mm and 17-35)

Carter Fountain at Oriental Bay. (Canon D60, top and Nikon Coolpix 8400 bottom)

What is this picture got to do with Oriental Bay? 

The Tangaroa was docked at the OST, a short walk from the Bay, I was mildly surprised by the powress of the tiny Nikon Coolpix 8400's 24 mm lens coverage! Who say "point & shoot" cannot take nice shots? Ha ha ha..This was taken after that "nothing to do" shot! Yes, that is the Bay!

If you ever come to visit Wellington, do not miss Oriental Bay and do take a walk along the Parade; you might be lucky, it might be a fine day! Your camera ready? Happy shooting!

1 comment:

heather said...

great photos. They capture the quintessence of what makes Wellington unique.There is truth to the old saying" you can`t beat Wellington on a good day"... there is something magical about Wellington.The beaches, the people, the energy. It`s edgy,yet friendly. One in every 100 people earn over $100,000, yet it is egalitarian... accomodating of different lifestyles and cultures. "A city set on a hill, cannot be hid". Matthew 5.14,