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Monthly Archives: February 2012

Getting to Know NZ

Port Area

Kayaking in Abel Tasman

Ducks of New Zealand

Ducks of New Zealand, originally uploaded by Mister Wind-Up Bird.

Embassy Theater

Embassy Theater, originally uploaded by Mister Wind-Up Bird.

I’ll give this to Wellington: it has probably the best movie theater I’ve ever seen. The Embassy is a lovingly-restored 1924 movie palace of tiles and dark wood fixtures, with sweeping staircases, plush leather seats, a cafe, and cocktail lounge. You can buy movie tickets at the bar and take your drinks into the theater where they rest elegantly on the side-table arm rests. Civilized.

I would seriously consider moving to Wellington just to see all my movies here.

The similar, but smaller, Roxy is also fantastic. They do movies right in Wellington.

A Million Little Pacmans

A Million Little Pacmans, originally uploaded by Mister Wind-Up Bird.

Spotted at a low tide crossing on the beautiful Abel Tasman Coast Track.