Albert Park

In which Miles pays a brief visit to one of his favorite parks, and one of his favorite trees.

There is a gallery of 9 photos below.

It may seem a dramatic thing to name a favorite tree, or for that matter a favorite park, but here we are.  In fact, I’m only committing today to naming these among my favorites.

Albert Park is situated in the central business district of Auckland, just off of Queen Street.  It’s a small park, but it is full of very cool trees.  For years now, if I have some time to relax in Auckland, Albert Park has been one of my go-to options.  I had the chance to sepnd some time there last weekend.  I showed you some of Albert Park, and it’s trees, in my post on the Lantern Festival, which is held in Albert Park every year.

One tree in particular in Albert Park has always stood out for me.  I’ve always liked seeing groups of people sitting inside this tree, and I’ve occasionally done the same myself.

View of the "entrance", June 5 2015
View of the “entrance”, June 5 2015

I decided that it may be interesting to shoot a panoramic view from inside that tree.

Panoramic view inside the tree, June 5, 2015
Panoramic view inside the tree, June 5, 2015

High winds in February 2014 broke a big limb, changing the shape of the tree dramatically, and creating a kind of entrance that was not there before.  The photos below are from 2014 and show the tree freshly broken.

Freshly broken in 2014
Freshly broken in 2014
Freshly broken in 2014
Freshly broken in 2014

The photos below were shot in 2005, and show what the tree used to look like.

Similar view from 2005
Another view from 2005
Inside, 2005
Inside, 2005
Another view, 2005
Another view, 2005

There are additional views in the gallery below.

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