So I again get to spend a couple of weeks for work in beautiful Queenstown, New Zealand. Like I say, it’s a tough job but someone has to do it.
So first up was my flight from Christchurch, we were slightly delayed taking off due to sleet showers but once we did, wow, what an amazing view over the Canterbury Plains. I took this photo and put it on Instagram and it was shared by a radio station and reshared thousands of times – woohoo, first time I went viral 🙂
It was a bitterly cold week with temperatures barely reaching freezing point, and often well below freezing, but for the most part, it was fine with clear, blue skies. Great for the Queenstown Winter Festival and LUMA.
This photo below was the view from the office early one morning. I love the contrast of the Remarkables against the almost white sky.
So how cold was it? Well this photo below of the fountain on the water front, taken at lunch time, shows the fountain frozen. It was bloody freezing as we say here in New Zealand.
These next photos were taken on Friday at lunchtime, it had warmed up a bit by then, about 4C and felt almost warm in the sun.
But then the weather clouded in, so the next photos taken at Queenstown airport below shows the low cloud. Low cloud + propellor planes = no fly. So not going home for the weekend…
Saturday, sunshine again and warmer too. So I decided to take a walk before lunch around the Lake Hayes Estate, the suburb where I’m house sitting while I’m working here. Look at the snow on those mountains!
And a few more shots of the area mountains as I wander back to the house to warm up and have lunch.
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Thank you! 🙂
A gorgeous location. I’m very fortunate to work here.
Wow, it does look bloody freezing! And totally beautiful 🙂
Yes to both! 🙂
awesome photography, especially those aerial shots!
Thank you – credit goes to the iPhone 6+ 🙂
wow!! thought it came from a standalone camera! 🙂
I have been very impressed by the photos it takes
Cold and windy or just cold?
It varied, it can be windy by the waterfront
Tough job, indeed! How perfectly gorgeous! Thanks for sharing!
Thank you for taking the time to check out my post 🙂
I completely agree – its hard to know where to point the camera!
I love your mountains. They sure beat ours. But we’ve got some pretty neat deserts.
Thats true, and you guys win on the quirky animals front too.
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