Friday, September 23, 2011

Looking out

From the apartment this is what they overlook, the rear side of Saint Matthew in the City, a wonderful historic church renowned for its neo-Gothic style, since its completion in 1905.
It was a surprise on the first day, when our kids were woken by the sound of the peal of church bells ringing out.
Just to the left of the red building which is Sky City and the Casino, you are just able to see the start of the Auckland Harbour bridge, which is in the Waitemata Harbour.

Life in the big city is so different, from the quiet and small Island where we live.
There seems to be always something to look at out the window, they can lie in bed and look up at the sky tower, there are people everywhere and it is much noisier with the sound of cars and sirens.

My dear friends, almost the weekend and just want to wish you a happy and relaxing weekend


  1. Wow, your apartment is gorgeous! I love your view...

  2. What a view! Much nicer than mine :)

    Have a wonderful weekend ~

  3. My darling friend,

    It is so wonderful to know that we can reach out to each other at such great distances....and that the sincere and kind extension of our wishes for peace and happiness truly mean so much to us. THANK YOU FOR YOUR VISIT and tonight when I go pick up Ruben from the university where he teaches, he will be glad to know that a beautiful lady from the other side of the world thought of him......much love to you dearest Carolyn, Anita

  4. Fascinating skyline. I don't live near big buildings myself and I always thought it would be fun to live in a big city for a spell. Hope you have a lovely weekend!

  5. WOW, what a fantastic view!!!

    I hope you have a wonderful weekend too!!!


  6. Wow Carolyn, your children's apartment is beautiful and the view is amazing. They are so lucky to see this beautiful architecture everyday. Thank you dear, for showing us around. SO fun to see where other's live!!!
    sending hugs...

  7. Dear Carolyn
    It impressed my very much how you live. So wonderful! You live in a big city and I live in a small village. I really like your apartment. So nice!
    I wish you a happy weekend.
    Hugs Yvonne

  8. Ciao cara!

    Davvero molto bella la panoramica che hai fotografato.


    In quanto a te...mi sei mancata! ;o)

    Buonissimo fine settimana.

    Un grande bacio. Kisses...NI

  9. What a lovely apartment your children have and such lovely views!

  10. And a beautiful week-end to you ,too, dear Carolyn.
    Your kids have found the perfect place to live- old-and new together.

  11. Great views Caroline!....lovely......have a nice from

  12. Beautiful view, it is a fine old church. Hope they get used to the bells.
    Happy weekend to you

  13. Dearest Carolyn~
    You truly have been so busy with getting the children moved. I do hope you will take some time for yourself. What a wonderful view your children have in their new place!

  14. What an amazing view your children have from their apartment!

    Happy weekend!

    Madelief x

  15. Hello Carolyn, I have to say that your children have a very awesome apartment. With a view that is gorgeous. Hope all is well with you! Thank you for visiting at my blog. Have a wonderful weekend!!Hugs, Carol Lawecki

  16. What a view!! You are with one foot in the weekend already, Carolyn, make it a good one. I think it a perfect idea to fill it up with lots of relaxation!
    We have a swimming exam, a family diner and theatre on Sunday to look out for.
    Happy weekend, dearest sweet friend xxxx

  17. That church is grand and gorgeous. I love the old ,exquisite designs. Enjoy your views.

  18. Dear Carolyn,

    The views from your children´s apartment are so beautiful!! Life in a big city is always a big adventure :)
    Lovely pictures my dear friend!!

    Have a wonderful weekend!!


  19. Wow, amazing view!!!
    Your children are lucky!^^

  20. Hi Carolyn, I love the Hampton Court apartment. What a great view. Your kids are lucky to be there and now you have a lovely place to stay when you visit the city. Have a wonderful weekend. Tammy

  21. Dearest carolyn,

    The view is fabulous and of course there is so much to see and to do. The noise level is another aspect, luckily that they live at the very top. That helps at least something; but they're young!
    Love to you and have a wonderful weekend!


  22. Their apartment is just gorgeous! The floors are beautiful and the view is exquisite.

    Have a wonderful weekend, Carolyn :) xoxo

  23. Big cities are always exciting and fun to visit. And I love the views from the apartment. I know you're having fun, Carolyn!

  24. I think that the sound of church bells/basilica bells outside one's window is such a joyous thing to wake up to in the mornings! :)

  25. Beautiful pics, darling!
    Happy weekend!


  26. City life is different indeed but it is exciting to be in all that craziness once in a while...but for the most part I would love to live in the country. xoxoxo Happy weekend my friend. xo

  27. Beautiful pictures Carolyn. It looks like they have found a good spot to live and the views are beautiful indeed!
    Your island will seem even quieter now I think....

  28. Hello Sweet Carolyn!!!!

    oh wow!!!! these photos are amazing...what a view you have!!! love this....

    Thank you for sharing these with us!!!

  29. It's gorgeous. What an incredible view. I love the city life. So much energy.
    xx, shell

  30. Wow! What a fantastic view!
    And that tower is used for bungee jumping, I guess!!
    Have a fabulous sunday:)

  31. Hi Carolyn. Delighting in the week-end here in Kansas. Doing yard work in preparing for colder weather to shuffle in. Not ready for cold, cold weather. Like it when it's about 75 degrees and slightly breezy.

    What a neat view you're sharing with us. Beautiful Church building.

    Always enjoy hearing from you!
    God bless.

  32. First time to your blog.
    Looks like you are from New Zealand.
    Liked your blog will go through it.

  33. Thank you for sharing these photos Carolyne, it's so great to discover new places over the blogworld. The views here are amazing, and i hope your weekend is, too! Hugs from germany!


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