Wednesday 24 November 2010

Auckland Afternoon

Trying to work out if Auckland is (whisper it!) a bit sleepy or if it was just me, I took an alternative route back to my hotel, bypassing Queen St and turning onto High St. This was much more like it.

Lots of deco buildings, some promising-looking bars and an excellent bookshop.

Unity Books turned up trumps with a copy of How Did You Get This Number? by Sloane Crosley whose book I Was Told There’d Be Cake was one of my favourite 30th birthday presents.

I liked this example of gardening-meets-art with imaginative use of moss,

and (being how lady voters and lady travellers share a common aim of female independence) appreciated this memorial to the advent of women’s suffrage in New Zealand in 1893.

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