At Wellington we transferred to the Airport Flyer bus to see the new display at the airport promoting the new movie “The Hobbit”. We were not disappointed as the Weta Workshops had once again excelled themselves with a 1.2 tonne “Gollum” fishing for his dinner suspended from the ceiling. It would have been easier to photograph at night because of all the background light from windows behind the creation. However we did succeed to a point.
You can almost believe the underwater effects.Gollum catching his favourite food at Wellington Airport. Part of the publicity of the "Hobbit" movie.Hobbit Holes or houses on the luggage conveyor belt at Wellington Airport.
After a coffee and donut from the Donut King we caught another bus back into the city. The driver of the bus was most apologetic as it wasn’t a regular airport bus with lots of luggage space. This one just had seats and passengers had to balance their luggage on the seat’s beside them. The original bus had been taken out of service after a collision with a drunken driver. As there were no passengers for the suburbs the driver took a short cut back to the city to try and get back onto his set timetable.
Getting off the bus in Courtenay Place we headed to the Embassy Theatre where The World Premiere of “The Hobbit” movie is being shown. Above the theatre entrance is a giant sized “Gandalf” knocking on the door of a Hobbit hole with his staff. Again another Weta Workshop production.