Auckland was my home for only three short years, but it remains my favourite city to this day. I never miss an opportunity to return, catch up with friends and visit my old haunts. Auckland has been nicknamed “The City of Sails,” and it isn’t hard to see why. With harbours on both the Tasman Sea and the Pacific Ocean, Auckland is a boaties paradise. In fact, it is estimated that one in three households in Auckland has a boat.
But, it is the Auckland sky tower that first greets many visitors to the city. In the short time since its construction in 1997, it has come to define the Auckland skyline, largely because of its height: it is the tallest man made structure in the Southern Hemisphere.
It only seemed natural to me to combine these two identifying features of Auckland into one defining shot, and hiding the sky tower among a forest of masts seemed a fitting way to do just that.
If you are considering purchasing a print of “Auckland – City of Sails,” you’ll be pleased to know that I will donate 10 percent of the purchase price of your print to the Christchurch Earthquake Appeal to help out kiwis still trying to rebuild after the 2010 and 2011 Christchurch earthquakes.
This print is available for purchase in three sizes (Simply click on the link to the size that you desire, and you’ll be taken to a page where you can add it to your cart.):