Friday, February 01, 2008

February Theme Day: What Your City is Known For

Sun, sea, and sandy beach.

This is a Tahunanui Beach. We also have the largest camping ground in the Southern hemisphere just at the edge of this beach (to the left of this photo.) We are also known as "Sunny Nelson".

Other examples, we are known for:
* Markets, including the year-round Saturday morning market.
* Murals like this as we are also known as artist's paradise. Lot's of artist live and work around the region.
* Eelco Boswijk, the patron saint (almost) of arts in Nelson, and the man who opened the first café in New Zealand in the 60's.

February Theme Day Contributors:
Portland (OR), USA - Menton, France - Monte Carlo, Monaco - Memphis (Tennessee), USA - Manila, Philippines - San Diego (CA), USA - Anderson (SC), USA - New York City (NY), USA - San Diego (CA), USA - Mexico City, Mexico - San Francisco (CA), USA - Mumbai (Maharashtra), India - Mainz, Germany - Weston (FL), USA - Minneapolis (MN), USA - Turin, Italy - Las Vegas (NV), USA - Hobart (Tasmania), Australia - Bicheno, Australia - Durban, South Africa - Joplin (MO), USA - Nashville (TN), USA - Stockholm, Sweden - Kyoto, Japan - Tokyo, Japan - Brussels, Belgium - Chicago (IL), USA - Montpellier, France - Seattle (WA), USA - Mazatlan, Mexico - Saint Paul (MN), USA - Sharon (CT), USA - Sesimbra, Portugal - Toulouse, France - Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina - Susanville (CA), USA - Maple Ridge (BC), Canada - Saint Louis (MO), USA - Prague, Czech Republic - Helsinki, Finland - Pilisvörösvár, Hungary - Lisbon, Portugal - Mexico (DF), Mexico - Trujillo, Peru - Dunedin (FL), USA - Albuquerque (NM), USA - Port Angeles (WA), USA - Cottage Grove (MN), USA - Saint-Petersburg, Russian Federation - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - London, UK - Baziège, France - Jefferson City (MO), USA - Greenville (SC), USA - Selma (AL), USA - Mumbai, India - Naples (FL), USA - Norwich (Norfolk), UK - Silver Spring (MD), USA - Setúbal, Portugal - Stayton (OR), USA - Bellefonte (PA), USA - Sofia, Bulgaria - Arradon, France - Montego Bay, Jamaica - Athens, Greece - Austin (TX), USA - Singapore, Singapore - West Sacramento (CA), USA - Jackson (MS), USA - Wassenaar (ZH), Netherlands - Budapest, Hungary - Rotterdam, Netherlands - St Malo, France - Chandler (AZ), USA - Melbourne, Australia - Port Vila, Vanuatu - Cleveland (OH), USA - Nottingham, UK - Kansas City (MO), USA - The Hague, Netherlands - Crystal Lake (IL), USA - Wrocław, Poland - Chateaubriant, France - Cheltenham, UK - Moscow, Russia - Monrovia (CA), USA - Saigon, Vietnam - Toruń, Poland - Grenoble, France - Lisbon, Portugal - New Orleans (LA), USA - Sydney, Australia - Boston (MA), USA - American Fork (UT), USA - Boston (MA), USA - Montréal (QC), Canada - Wichita (KS), USA - Radonvilliers, France - Buenos Aires, Argentina - Christchurch, New Zealand - Rabaul, Papua New Guinea - Wailea (HI), USA - Aliso Viejo (CA), USA - St Francis, South Africa - Port Elizabeth, South Africa - Seattle (WA), USA - Pasadena (CA), USA - Vienna, Austria - Orlando (FL), USA - Torun, Poland - Delta (CO), USA - Santa Fe (NM), USA - Minneapolis (MN), USA - Haninge, Sweden - Paris, France - Stavanger, Norway - Niamey, Niger - Le Guilvinec, France - Bogor, Indonesia - Saarbrücken, Germany - Auckland, New Zealand - Wellington, New Zealand - Budapest, Hungary - Juneau (AK), USA - Bucaramanga (Santander), Colombia - Glasgow, Scotland - Chicago (IL), USA - Jakarta, Indonesia - Adelaide (SA), Australia - Sydney, Australia - Riga, Latvia - Subang Jaya (Selangor), Malaysia - Terrell (TX), USA - Terrell (TX), USA


  1. Everyone I know who's been to Nelson loves it. Would like to make it there one day....

  2. Brings the blood pressure down just looking at it.

  3. What a beautiful shot. Sounds a good description of what New Zealand is all about.

  4. That's certainly what I think of when I think of Nelson! Such a special place.

  5. It's so gorgeous when the blue of the sky and the blue of the sea just ... meet and mix.

    (Incidentally I'm not much for murals but you might get a shot at those on March 1 if I have been reading the polls right.)

    Happy theme day, cherish your summer!

  6. Oh, to be on a beautiful beach like that one!!

  7. Are those mountains in the distance? Amazing scenery.

  8. Beautiful place, and great photo! Congratulations, Ben.

  9. Sorry for my late comment... but to me Nelson should be most known for the wonderful journey through it by your blog and the lasting memory of that short glimpse of the aerial view of your city on my only and very short visit... So I'll be there one of these days to revisit all your fabulous photographs (places).

    Cheers until then!

  10. Looks like a great part of the world to visit :-)

  11. Thank you for your comment, but I never played Loto !
    Always great shots on your blog, it makes me dream.


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