NZ is called “Aotearoa” – the land of the long white cloud. During my week long visit in September I received the full treatment of that white cloud – this image of Auckland by night was captured during a very brief break in the rain. At 7pm I had no hope – after dinner I thought, I’ll go to the location & have a check. To my total delight I got a couple of minutes to get some shots before the clouds blew back in to cover the city view again.
Married to a Kiwi & having lived in Auckland years back, I do call NZ my second home country – As you can see from this image, and a few others in my gallery, not even rain can hide the incredible beauty this county possess – it’s a place I recommend you to put high on your list of places to visit.
Pretty sure I’m not the only Aucklander to be a little preoccupied with this significant landmark of ours. Standing 328 metres (1,076 ft) tall, it is hard not to feel insignificant standing at it’s base.
The Auckland Harbour Bridge is an eight-lane box truss motorway bridge over the Waitemata Harbour, joining St Marys Bay in Auckland with Northcote in the former North Shore City, New Zealand. It is part of State Highway 1 and the Auckland Northern Motorway. The bridge is operated by the NZ Transport Agency (NZTA). It is the second-longest road bridge in New Zealand, and the longest in the North Island.