Thorndon, Wellington, New Zealand 2018

Wellington is the city of my birth. It is the home of wild southerly winds that launch the unprepared into flight. It is where the country's politicians walk the same footpaths as everyone else. It is where the earth moves in big and small thrusts to the whims of continental plates and where buildings cling determinedly to the steep hills. It is a city that I love and these are photos taken in its heart, Thorndon, where the first settlers arrived and built their dreams for the future. Author Katherine Mansfield was born here and the Wellington fault-line runs just to the west of the country's Parliament buildings. It is a place of immense history, possibility and imminent danger. 
Adrienne Matthews

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