Thursday, May 14, 2009

Rotunda at Auckland Domain


I have a love affair with Rotundas. I think this is because  way back before I was born, just after the war, my Dad went to singapore and took a photo of the Rotunda in the Singapore Botanical gardens. There were no rotundas where I was growing up in Borneo. 

Now, everywhere I go, and if I see a rotunda, I have to take a photo of it.

This one at at the Auckland Domain. The Auckland Domain helps bring the sounds of summer alive during the council's annual Music in Parks series.
Drake Jazz at the Rotunda
is Auckland’s longest running annual jazz festival. 

This year the series boasts 12 weekly jazz concerts set in the historic Auckland Domain Band Rotunda.


alicesg said...

I too love to take photos of them too. I guess we called them differently. Have a nice weekend, Ann.

Bitsa Lit said...

thats right sweet! Rotundas are beautiful and one of the best things ever is open roof jazz music. Cant beat it!

Alexander said...

Interesting Victorian. :) I think it may also have some Baroque influence too. Very nice photo.

Have a wonderful weekend.

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Chef E said...

I found this really cool spot to go do some meditating and writing; it was an Asian Bogota (sp?) just like you see in Japanese gardens, but then they tore it down one day, and now I miss it!

So, I love things like this rotunda as well, gazebos in gardens...might be a good idea for a FSO assignment do you think?

XUE said...

When I saw this pic, I was thinking of that same gazebo in that same Botanic Gardens too! For a few years, we lived just 10mins walk from that gardens so that was reallly nice!

Ruth said...

I like rotundas, bandshells, gazebos...any outdoor shelter in the summer. Concerts in the park are so much fun.

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