Monday, 21 November 2011

Coffee at the Auckland Art Gallery


The upstairs cafe overlooking Albert Park

Before and after !!


Monday, 14 November 2011

West Plaza Wellington


A little old, a little tired maybe, but my periodic  home on business trips for over 15 years
Good points : not hermetically sealed and stinking of "fragrance" like its newer competition (ie windows that actually open) , comfortable decent sized rooms with everything you need,  live music in the lobby - at one point a harpist - currently a chap on a grand, right in the middle of town (handy to everything), a bar with staff who stay more than five minutes so you get recognised, very reliable restaurant ie no "bad" meals in 15 years and some very very good ones, friendly staff, clean, comprehensive breakfasts, well priced (for Wellington) , bad points : none really  

(View east above and west below )

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Auckland Harbour Bridge


Looking south

Looking north

Looking north

(Photos by Lynette B)

Reopened Auckland Art Gallery


Breakfast coffee in the cafe in the reopened gallery
Very good coffee, attention to detail and highly recommended
(food is also good and staff friendly and helpful)

Front entrance

Flowers which inflate and deflate in the gallery lobby.
Great idea .

(Will return with a better camera than IPhone)