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Nelson Viewpoint

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View out over the city of Nelson, showing some of the port, which laid out in front is the Founders Village.

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A: Doctor Bushes Windmill Entrance

by Asset Imaging Photography, 200 meters away

The windmill that is the entrance to the Founders Park has its own history, not profitable but certai...

Doctor Bushes Windmill Entrance

B: Old Saint Peters Church

by Asset Imaging Photography, 220 meters away

A favourite place for a wedding, this church is part of the Founders heritage Park in Nelson and woul...

Old Saint Peters Church

C: Evening Mail

by Asset Imaging Photography, 230 meters away

One of the streets of the village, a dressmaker still operates from here providing wedding and other ...

Evening Mail

D: Baigent Museum

by Asset Imaging Photography, 290 meters away

A day out at the Founders Park is more than a glimpse of the past, it is a chance to see and experien...

Baigent Museum

E: Rail Workshop

by Asset Imaging Photography, 300 meters away

Founders Heritage Park consists of a range of buildings fozen in time yet still working and demonstra...

Rail Workshop

F: Japanese Friendship Garden

by Connor McKee, 340 meters away

A shot taken from a stepping stone in the middle of the Japanese Friendship Garden, Nelson NZ.

Japanese Friendship Garden

G: Plane and Train

by Asset Imaging Photography, 350 meters away

The Founders Village is a "moving experience" when you see examples of transport through the ages.

Plane and Train

H: Sunset With Paradiso Crew

by David Rowley, 1.0 km away

Sunset With Paradiso Crew

I: Centre Of New Zealand

by David Rowley, 1.2 km away

The geographical "centre of New Zealand" allegedly lies in Nelson; on a hilltop near the centre of th...

Centre Of New Zealand

J: Christ Church Cathedral Nelson

by David Rowley, 2.1 km away

Christ Church Cathedral Nelson

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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