Sunday, April 24, 2011

Setting the scene

 The view up the Frankton arm of Lake Wakatipu - on the way to Queenstown.
 There was a light sprinkling of snow the night before.
 From the primary school - one of the Symposium venues...
 ..and further around - the snow is melting.
The gondolas.  Yes, I'm too chicken to go up there.
 View from the lakefront out one way...
 ...and the other.  That's the SS Earnslaw, a steam powered boat.
 You may need to click on this one to get a better look at the paraponters. They often land in the primary school grounds.
 The lakefront showing the lovely colours of claret ashes.
 Statue of William Rees, an early settler and sheep farmer in the district.

Looking back at the town on the way home, soon after sunrise.

More photos coming  - tutors and classes.  Watch this space.

5 comments:

verobirdie said...

WOW, that is a scene! Thans for sharing the pictures

lusks said...

Oh Shirley do go up the gondolas, it is really worth it, the view from the top is amazing or should I say remarkable (pardon the pun). When I visited Queenstown it was the middle of summer but I would love to see it in the autumn or winter the colour will be amazing.

Fran├žoise said...

Wow! Beautiful pictures!

Donald said...

Hi Shirley

Great selection.. nice light and check out that new dusting of snow!

Always a nice place to visit I reckon, but not sure I'm the correct personality type to live there.

Cheers

Donald

Shirley Goodwin said...

I agree, Donald. I commented to people that it's like being in a foreign country there, as the town is so full of tourists. But as you say - nice to visit.