Tuesday, February 15, 2005

Wellington

really enjoying the city, just hanging out in civic square or on the waterfront, it's a very liveable place...

Te Papa is an interesting museum - great building but strange use of space - for such a large building they don't seem to have a lot on display. Visited on Sunday with some fellow flying kiwis and saw the highlights - including some very bizarre highland dancing to mark the museum's 7th birthday - we tried out the dragonboat racing and the questionnaires to see if we'd be allowed emigrate to New Zealand (generally, no, except when we lied so that probably doesn't count ;-)), experienced the earthquake house and felt we were cultured up enough!

I went back on Monday for a look at the art exhibitions on the upper floors. Some interesting work in the contemporary section, especially the NZ representatives for the Venice Biennale but otherwise a bit so-so...