The hashtag #WhyWellington started as a marketing exercise but took on a life of its own as hundreds of Wellingtonians wanted to share with the world what makes our city so special. This week, Wellington gave us a reminder of why we choose to live here with a spectacular dusk and sunset. We started at Zealandia and then headed up Wrights Hill in Karori, where we were treated with fire and glory looking over Makara and ethereal pastel shades over Wellington City. The clouds looked painted on! I've put together this slideshow so you can enjoy too.
Zealandia, lower lake Roto Kawau and historic valve tower at dusk.
Zealandia, lower lake Roto Kawau and historic valve tower at dusk, a few minutes later.
Zealandia, looking north (always turn around they say - sometimes the best view is behind you!)
From Wrights Hill, Karori, looking over Makara.
From Wrights Hill, Karori, looking north - no I didn't photoshop these clouds in!
Incredible clouds, looking north from Wrights Hill, Karori.
Looking north-east-ish from Wrights Hill, Karori, over the northern suburbs.
Looking more east from Wrights Hill over the city. Zealandia is the forested green valley in the bottom right - its a great place to see how this forested haven is right in the middle of the city and suburbs.
Love these clouds over Wellington Harbour.
And another view over the city as the light changes.
Turning back more northerly, the sky is catching fire.
The sky is now fully ablaze over Makara, viewing from Wrights Hill, Karori.