Wellington 22.–25.3.2010

 

With my four research interview recordings and huge amount of other observations I came from Taihape to Wellington. Wellington is a typical city with buildings where people live above and below each other: they are called blocks of flats.

 

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The conditions for university students in Wellington are excellent.

 

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For a boot throwographer Wellington rises expectations. In addition to giving his name to this city, Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington gave his name to the Wellington or Wellie or Welly gumboot which is used by every herman in Britain.

 

But I have not seen any gumboot in Wellington. Anyhow, the conditions for boot throwing are good. Today the wind was so strong that I could have thrown at least 100 m, at least when measured with feet.

 

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In Wellington and New Zealand in general sports grounds are large. Cricket field, for example, is circular and its diameter is approximately 150 m. It would be an ideal ground for boot-throwing.

 

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The attitude to life among Wellington people resembles that of boot throwographers. Forwards!

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I thank my travel mates, Anita, Eckehart, Eeva, Jari and Pirjo, and our hostesses and hosts in Taihape for their nice company and all kind of help!

 

To these words and photos Boot Throwographer ends his New Zealand travelogue. See you!

 

 

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  1. By After Gumboot Day - Lilly Woodpecker on 27.04.2010 at 22:16:41

    [...] A day after Gumboot Day Boot Throwographer travelled to Wellington. Read his experiences: Wellington 22.–25.3.2010. [...]

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