Spring Has Sprung

Wellington’s mini-skyscrapers can look quite large, being planted in narrow Victorian streets can look quite impressive. New York’s skyscrapers,                 infinitely higher, still give a more spacious impression, being often set in wider streets, and being stepped back as your eye travels up. I remember one in particular in the Big Apple with roof gardens part way up – very Babylonian.( Think it belongs to a chap called Trump – can’t think why that name sounds familiar!)

Wellington’s city fathers have been generous in their tree-planting, giving a softening effect to the vertical structures. They are threatening to remove the trolley-buses, which will deprive photographers of those overhead double cables which can be a useful adjunct to composition. With the arrival of Spring the new leaves give a perfect foil to the glass and concrete jungle.

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