Pictures of New Zealand – 2006


Tree Ferns in the Forest.DSC03169DSC03178DSC03211DSC03229

Meeting a friend. DSC03320DSC03339DSC03353DSC03367DSC03379DSC03391DSC03395

This is the closest we got to Middle Earth. This is near to the site of Hobbiton. DSC03400DSC03466

Wellington HarbourDSC03470DSC03479

The Beehive – New Zealand’s Parliament building.DSC03495

This photograph was taken in the Botanical Gardens in Wellington and there was something magical about the way the light and the colours worked. I’ve got this picture on my wall at home.

I hope you liked these photos from my Trip to the North Island of New Zealand. That was back in 2006, it’s about time I went back and saw the South Island now. 😉


Wits End Photo Challenge – Peace.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Peace

I thought this was a quite peaceful picture.

Unfortunately I am not entirely sure where I took this picture. It was amongst the ones I took of New Zealand, so It could be near Waitangi on the North Island.

It also looks a bit like some of the photos I took of the Isle of Skye, so it could be there…

Anyway I think it looks peaceful, and I hope you do too.


Separated at Birth?

It was on holiday to New Zealand that it happened to him.

Everywhere he went people would smile at him and wave, like they knew him. 

Sometimes they came up to him and slapped him on the shoulder and ask him how he was getting on. 

He knew people were friendly in New Zealand, but this was surely beyond that. They all seemed to know him, or think they did. 

Not everyone hailed him, sometimes they were more hostile, but they still seemed to think they knew him.

There was a barman who looked surly at him when he ordered a pint of beer. 

“Thought you would be too busy to just sit and drink beer” He said as he handed him a pint of the best New Zealand dark beer and handed in his change. 

“Well I am on holiday at the moment.” He’d replied to the barman.

“Is that why you’re talking all funny?” He said back.

I chose to ignore it. I wasn’t up for an argument and there was no reason for it. He was speaking normally, as far as he was aware.

Then in a hotel in Auckland he walked in and the staff there treated him like royalty. 

They upgraded his room and the owner himself came out and spoke to him. 

Later he was relaxing in his room, which had amazing views over bay to the main city of Auckland with its gleaming glass towers, he decided to switch the television on. 

It was a political programme, there was a general election in a few weeks and there was a debate between the two main rivals. 

Standing at the podium, wearing a suit and blue tie was, well it looked like him! Apparently it was the leader of the opposition, but it looked just like him. His Doppelganger!

The End

Copyright: Kristian Fogarty 26/05/2018