Monday, 27 July 2015

Wellington150 years “New Zealand’s Capital City”

Wellington celebrates 150 years as the nation's capital.  On July 26, 1865 parliament sat for the first time in Wellington.   Parliament first sat in Russell in 1840, before moving to Auckland a year later and then moving south to its more central position in 1865.

The Beehive Wellington The Beehive, centre of Parliament Wellington, New Zealand.

Wellington Cablecar.The Cable Car looking out over the harbour.

Wellington celebrated the birthday by a sound and light show projected onto some buildings and a concert by Dave Dobbyn and the Orpheus Choir for 3 days only.

Beautiful lights in WellingtonBeautiful lighting display to mark 150 years.

colourful“Thanks to Stuff”

I must admit despite now living 93kms north of Wellington I always love going back to this wonderful city.