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Snapshots of Mount Victoria

by Tom Ackroyd on April 23, 2016 in Community, Environment

A few photos I took as I walked the dog in the Mount Victoria town belt, and of the unveiling of a new living sculpture at the Innermost Gardens.

At the corner of Pirie and Austin, Mount Victoria.

At the corner of Pirie and Austin, Mount Victoria.

Austin Street sign.

“No Deep Sea Oil Drilling Off Our Coast”, Austin Street.

Sign, Mount Victoria.

Town belt sign, top of Ellice Street.

Wellington from the former quarry site at the top of Ellice Street, Mount Victoria.

Looking west from the quarry site.

Mount Victoria Town Belt.

Dead wood.

Sign Post, Mount Victoria Town Belt.

Signpost near the Pirie Street play area.

A view towards Kelburn from the Hataitai Bus Tunnel, Pirie Street, Mount Victoria.

A view from the Hataitai bus tunnel of Pirie Street, Vivian Street, and Kelburn.

 

“A Living Sculpture”

On April 3rd, Grant Lyon’s sculpture “Yeah, Nah” was unveiled by Wellington mayor Celia Wade-Brown at the Innermost Gardens in Mount Victoria, at the conclusion of the Crossways Community Centre‘s 2nd annual Treasure Hunt.

At the Innermost Gardens' Charles Plimmer hall, Crossways Community treasure hunters have a barbecue.

At the Charles Plimmer Hall, Crossways Community treasure-hunters have a barbecue.

Celai Wad-Brown reads the description of Grant Lyon's "Yeah Nah" living sculpture.

Celia Wade-Brown reads the description of Grant Lyon’s “Yeah Nah” living sculpture.

Grant Lyon and Celia Wade-Brown pose with treasure-hunters after the unveiling of "Yeah Nah".

Grant and Celia with young treasure-hunters trying out the new seat.

Prize-giving at the Crossways Community Centre's 2015 treasure hunt.

Handing out prizes.

Queen Victoria and friends rest on Grant Lyon's living sculpture "Yeah, Nah".

Queen Victoria and friends.

"Yeah Nah" at the end of the evening.

“Yeah Nah” at the end of the evening.

Tom Ackroyd

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