A trip to Wellington

busGreetings loyal readers and fellow maremmas. One of the many reasons why mummy has not been helping Us with our blog is because she took Bashful down to Wellington.  He was supposed to be going with daddy, but mummy didn’t trust those two together, so she decided to go down to join them.  As daddy was already in Wellington, she travelled down on an Intercity bus.  Once, down there mummy and Bashful took in the sights.

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A statuee of Mahatma Gandhi, outside the Wellington Railway Station

A statue of Mahatma Gandhi, outside the Wellington Railway Station

An iconic Wellington building called the Beehive.  It is part of our Parliament building complex.

An iconic Wellington building called the Beehive. It is part of our Parliament building complex.

A statue of John Plimmber, known as the Father of Wellington and his dog called Fritz

A statue of John Plimmer, known as the Father of Wellington and his dog called Fritz

In 2015, the Cricket World Cup will be held in New Zealand.

In 2015, the Cricket World Cup will be held in New Zealand.

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 William Trethewey's Kupe Group (1999) was unveiled at this spot in March 2000, but has a long history before this date. The original work titled The Coming of the Māori (1939) greeted visitors at the Centennial Exhibition 1939-40. It stood at the end of a pool, and was constructed of painted plaster. After the Exhibition, the piece was moved to the Wellington Railway Station where it suffered decades of vandalism. In 1986, it was moved to the Wellington Showgrounds and then eventually to Te Papa. The original was cast in bronze in 1999. The piece consists of Kupe Raiatea, the great Maori explorer and discoverer of Wellington harbour, his wife Te Aparangi and tohunga Pekahourangi.

William Trethewey’s Kupe Group (1999) was unveiled at this spot in March 2000, but has a long history before this date.
The original work titled The Coming of the Māori (1939) greeted visitors at the Centennial Exhibition 1939-40. It stood at the end of a pool, and was constructed of painted plaster.
After the Exhibition, the piece was moved to the Wellington Railway Station where it suffered decades of vandalism. In 1986, it was moved to the Wellington Showgrounds and then eventually to Te Papa. The original was cast in bronze in 1999.
The piece consists of Kupe Raiatea, the great Maori explorer and discoverer of Wellington harbour, his wife Te Aparangi and tohunga Pekahourangi.

P1050025You have to look carefully, Bashful appears in most of these photos.  Mummy thinks he enjoyed himself.  It was a pity that the weather was not better.  If, it had been they would have gone to the beach at Oriental Bay, Wellington’s inner city beach.

oriental bayLove Nellie and Jasper, the two bestest maremmas in all the land, who had to remain at home, under the tender loving care of Aunty.

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14 Responses to A trip to Wellington

  1. Kyla says:

    In the photo after the cricket countdown, those have to be the biggest feather dusters I’ve ever seen. Now Bashful has seen it all.

  2. Thanks for sharing your adventure

  3. Cupcake says:

    We spotted that sly little Bashful in most of the pictures. It looks like he’s having a blast.

    Love and licks,
    Cupcake

  4. Wellington is aroootiful!
    Wally & Sammy

  5. b9k9 says:

    Love the photos of Wellington, that Bashful sure is getting around!

    Just wondering if we all just missed someone very important’s birthday? …

    Happy Birthday from me and my sis Pip!

    Love from Ninnie in the Queen’s Land.

    • Yes, you might have noticed that, however Me and Nellie may have been a little naughty on my birthday and We may have gone for a little walkabout for a few hours (six actually) and for some reason mummy and daddy were not that pleased with Us. For some reason they said Me and Nellie were bad dogs. Can’t understand why, so Me and Nellie are in something called disgrace. How can that be you might ask? Regards Jasper and Nellie the two bestest maremmas in all the land

  6. tylersat99 says:

    The city is quite beautiful, thank you for letting me see the sites. I’m sure you are much more comfortable running, eating, barking at the guy next door and just enjoying yourselves than you would be in a cramped bus tour.

  7. I love the statue of Mr. Plimmer and Fritz, I wish I could visit Wellington it looks like a beautiful place :o)

  8. Two Ftench Bulldogs says:

    You lucky dog!!!! What a beautiful trip
    Lily & Edward

  9. PigLove says:

    Reblogged this on Piglove and commented:
    Oh friends – check out what Bashful has been up to in New Zealand. I wonder if I can box myself up for a trip? Off to poke some holes in a box – snorts. XOXO – Bacon

  10. PigLove says:

    It looks like so much fun – so beautiful! I especially love the beehive building – how neat is that?! XOXO – Bacon

  11. JKASF says:

    We have a similar statue of Ghandi here outside the Ferry Terminal here in San Francisco. In fact, it looks like the exact same statue!

  12. 3 cheers for Aunties!
    from Aunt Sharon.

  13. Oh I REALLY miss Wellington now *sigh*…….

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