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Nearby images in New Zealand


A: Auckland Domain Cricket Pavilion

by Gary Quigg, 580 meters away

Looking across the cricket (and rugby) fields in the Auckland Domain. These fields are used regularly...

Auckland Domain Cricket Pavilion

B: Auckland Domain Park 1

by Gary Quigg, 620 meters away

The Auckland Domain is a popular place for Aucklanders and tourists alike. There are playing fields, ...

Auckland Domain Park 1

C: Vixen Shop in St Kevins Arcade

by Gary Quigg, 630 meters away

Karangahape Road seems to be the place for vintage and designer clothing stores and according to this...

Vixen Shop in St Kevins Arcade

D: Domain Grove of Trees

by Gary Quigg, 680 meters away

From Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Auckland_Domain):The Auckland Domain is Auckland's oldes...

Domain Grove of Trees

E: George Courts Foyer

by Gary Quigg, 680 meters away

The George Courts building was once a department store, now it has been redeveloped into a number of ...

George Courts Foyer

F: Winter garden pond and courtyard

by Asset Imaging Photography, 700 meters away

Auckland's wintergarden provides a restful walk for its visitors, and the pond gives enjoyment to chi...

Winter garden pond and courtyard

G: Wintergarden in Auckland Domain

by Gary Quigg, 720 meters away

One of the two glass houses which form the Wintergarden in the Auckland Domain. As well a number of e...

Wintergarden in Auckland Domain

H: Winter Garden in Auckland Domain 2

by Gary Quigg, 720 meters away

Another view from the Winter Garden glasshouse, featuring exotics plants and an array of flowers. The...

Winter Garden in Auckland Domain 2

I: Winter Garden in Auckland Domain 4

by Gary Quigg, 720 meters away

One of four panoramas taken in the Auckland Domain Winter Garden in June 2010. The flowers are always...

Winter Garden in Auckland Domain 4

J: Winter Garden

by Asset Imaging Photography, 720 meters away

The glasshouses at the War Museum  are a place to walk around in any weather, giving rewards of colou...

Winter Garden

This panorama was taken in New Zealand, Polynesia

This is an overview of Polynesia

Forever has always existed.

In the mythology of Oceanic peoples, it's been there along with Darkness and the Sea.

The Earth came from the efforts of Old Spider, who soared over the endless sea and found a giant clam. She opened it and crawled inside, finding a snail there to share the space with her. She set the snail in the west and made it into the Moon to shed some light into the darkness. Together they raised up the top of the clam shell to make the sky, pushing it until it was wide open.

Then they pushed the bottom half of the clam shell in the other direction to make the ground. The earth was called Papa and the sky Ranga. These are the two first beings who created all the flowers, plants, trees and animals on the islands, and fish in the sea.

They celebrated all their open space by making as many beautiful creatures as they could imagine, but they still remained separated by the work of the original Old Spider. Each night, Ranga weeps for his beloved Papa earth, and this is where the morning dew comes from.

Polynesia means "many islands" and when you see these pictures, you will want to visit all of them. To make it simple, the islands sit in a triangle described by connecting Hawaii, New Zealand and Easter Island.

There are over a thousand of these islands of surfer's paradise in the central and south Pacific Ocean. It's stunning. Look at the color of the water here! And the sunset... these speak for themselves. Could you be happy in this little house? How about some reef diving inside a lagoon?

Put this one in full screen and don't come back. Love, 360.

Text by Steve Smith.

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