Friday, August 23, 2013

WELLINGTON - A portrait of today and yesterday

This is the author’s fifth pictorial book on Wellington’s history and as a recipient of the Absolutely Positive Wellingtonian Award in 2012 from the Wellington City Council, it is obvious that his love affair for Wellington has extended over many decades.

Supreme a Situ’, ‘Absolutely Positively Wellington’, ‘The Coolest Little Capital City in the World’, ‘Wellywood’ — that’s Wellington, a compact city with buzz, always ahead of the trends, populated by people who love their city and the style of life the city offers. Cafés and restaurants abound, and Wellingtonians enjoy the theatre, the opera, the arts, the nightlife, the sporting venues (including the magnificent stadium) and the country’s best cricket oval. 
Since 1865 it has been the world’s southernmost capital city at latitude 41º 7’ South.

This stunning book takes you on a journey through the decades and gives an insight into the Wellington of today, so you can take a walk down the corridors of the past and compare them with the present. I am impressed.

Grantham House Publishing - $45.00

Footnote: Wellington is one of few cities in New Zealand to have a Civic flag – the publishers had three cover designs created by a graphic designer – then asked three Wellington booksellers to choose their favourite. They all chose this front cover (at top of story) which the author privately thought may be too way out.  Sales to date have given the booksellers decision the stamp of approval!

Below - Back cover:

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