3/4/17

south island scenery

These are some scenes I snapped as we drove the scenic route around Southland.

I'm still surprised when I see black swans in the ocean.







This is a picture from the bottom of Baldwin Street, the steepest residential street in the world. The white car most of the way up had to come back down to the jeers of the onlookers.

On the other hand, we were cheered as we made it to the top of the street. I guess the residents are used to tourists trying to get up the hill.
At the top is this lovely monochrome mural of the street.

And, of course, the view from the top.





13 comments:

Mildred said...

Happy Weekend! What a joy to view your gorgeous photos this morning. The black swans are amazing. How interesting about the steep street and the lovely mural at the top. I want to say how much I appreciate being able to join you this past Wednesday on your blog. Normally, each of my posts has about 60 views. After linking with you, I had 260 views! I was honored.
Enjoy your weekend. Mildred, Georgia

Christine said...

What amazing views and scarily steep street to drive but the view at the top is great!
Loved the swans and beach birds!

Prunella Pepperpot said...

Such beautiful images. I love the birds especially the black swans, stunning! You live in a wonderful part of the World.
Have a great weekend :)

Cuco ramalheiro said...

Lindas fotos, perfeitas.
A Nova-Zelândia é um Paraíso.
Parabéns.

Minoru Saito said...

Hi! All of your photos are very beautiful. Both of bird's photos are very interesting. I stayed Queensland a few days a few years ago. Thanks for sharing.

Margaret Adamson said...

Lovely to see more photoggraphs of the South Island and those Swans taking off are fabulous. I love the shot of the rowing boat betty

Mary said...

What beautiful pictures! I've never seen black swans...gorgeous! Thank you for sharing!!!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Beautiful spot beautiful scenery and pretty town -- love the gray brick and - that mural is wonderful -- i love that it is in monochrome.

NatureFootstep said...

such a unique mural. I love it :)

Tom said...

WOW Betty, what a tour, each and every photo is a treasure to behold! Natures scenery, the lovely architecture made for a wonderful trip. Can we go on another soon? I hope so! Thanks for sharing this week and please stop back when you can.

Marcia said...

Hope to visit NZ one day. The steep street didn't look steep until you took that photo from the top. We used to live at a house with a very steep driveway. You get used to it.

Tanya Breese said...

gorgeous photos! what a beautiful place!

William Kendall said...

Beautiful landscapes!