Auckland – West                          Mainly West of Queen Street – seen through my lens

September 10, 2011


Filed under: City,Reflections — paul @ 7:10 am
Waka, Eastern Viaduct

Waka, Eastern Viaduct

The opening festivities of the Rugby World Cup started with the arrival of a 20-strong fleet of waka (Maori canoes). This is one of them, lying ready for the event, two days ago, and below scenes from yesterday’s opening ceremonies.

For more weekend reflections, go to James’ Weekend Reflections site.

Waka in the Eastern Viaduct

Waka in the Eastern Viaduct

Waka Arrival

Waka Arrival


  1. Beautiful boat with wonderful reflection. I like the first shot.

    Comment by Carola — September 10, 2011 @ 7:38 am

  2. Love the reflection images, great shots.

    Comment by Kathryn Dyche Dechairo — September 10, 2011 @ 8:16 am

  3. Terrific and very fascinating reflections! Love the boat! Looks like a fun time for all! Hope you have a great weekend, Paul.


    Comment by Sylvia Kirkwood — September 10, 2011 @ 9:04 am

  4. Wow, wat a terrifi capture – am glad you were there to show it to us! The third pic is very intriguing (it looks like they are bowing) -Happy WR!

    Comment by Jeannette StG — September 10, 2011 @ 1:01 pm

  5. That was a truly great experience!
    Glad that you were there!

    Comment by Lachezar — September 10, 2011 @ 11:29 pm

  6. That is a very impressive boet : this arrival must be such a beauty to watch, and not only because of the ladies rowing… 🙂

    Comment by 'Tsuki — September 11, 2011 @ 12:50 am

  7. I love that lead image. I’ve never seen, but in pictures, a boat like that. I loved seeing too how much pagentry they used when rowing in it. Great series.

    Comment by Susan — September 11, 2011 @ 2:33 am

  8. Very good photos.


    Comment by Tatjana Parkacheva — September 11, 2011 @ 2:56 am

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