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Tuesday, November 8, 2011

ABC Wednesday: Q for Queen Street

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Queen Street is the most famous Street in CBD, Auckland.

Most peaceful marches and victory parades in Auckland start at Queen Elizabeth Square because of it's strategic location. This square is an entry to the Britomart Transport Centre and the start of Queen Street. It is in the vicinity of the Ferry Terminal. This transitory paved area features a Kauri forest and a fire boulder water feature. Otherwise, it is a square in the downtown where people sit and have their lunches. In our very own The Apprentice, one team chose this location to sell their sausages and won.






The marches proceed up the main street, Queen street. They finish at Myers park. Myers Park is a narrow park in central Auckland, New Zealand, running parallel to the upper part of Queen Street. It is characterised by steep, grassed slopes and canopied with a mixture of large exotic and native trees, including an alley of large palm trees. Benches and artwork (including a heritage marble copy of Michelangelo's sitting Moses statue) line the paths connecting to Queen Street, K Road, Grey's Avenue and Aotea Square.

Here the tired marchers sit or lie on the grass to listen to speeches and have BBQs.






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17 comments:

Ginny said...

Good pictures! Were some taken at Christmas time?

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Queen Street sounds like a beautiful street and a busy one... I'm sure that the marchers enjoyed their BBQ after the march....

Great choice for ABC Wednesday: Q...
Hugs,
Betsy

Scriptor Senex said...

I'm a pillar box enthusiast so I love your first picture. Great choice, Ann.

Jama said...

Another one named after Queen's Elizabeth? there's a place near the Esplanade, called Queen Elizabeth Walk, which the Queen actually took a walk there and named after her. It used to be facing the open sea till the area was dam up to create the Marina Bay.

Roger Owen Green said...

Wonderful piece on the city's history and culture.

ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Greensboro Daily Photo said...

Nice to see a community in motion and citizens getting good use out of a town. Thanks for sharing.

Carver said...

Great shots and post about Queen street.

chubskulit said...

I love that Christmas ball!

Find out what Quiet is for my kids.

Rajesh said...

Wonderful shots of the place.

Linnea said...

There was quite a turnout on that day...interesting post.

Joy said...

I like the photo of the mail box with all the accoutrement of protest marches around it.
Joy, ABC Team.

Dave said...

Inner Auckland from someone who lives there. Thanks for this Ann - Dave

Meryl said...

I was on Queens Street a few years ago. Great city, great location - although I did not see any rallies or parades :-(

Pam said...

Queen Street is a perfect place for a festive parade. Nice shots and info, Ann.

magiceye said...

lovely take on the teme

jabblog said...

Lovely sequence of photos.

Andy said...

Hello.
Queen Street is quite the hub for activity.
Nice photos.
Thanks for sharing & visiting. Your comment is appreciated.

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