We may have stayed at the worst hotel in New Zealand, but we were there to see Radiohead. We had a few days up our sleeve so took to the streets to see Auckland. … And they have a guestbook (this is a bit odd, right?) Cath & I embarked on a semi-outdoor bar hop. With time to spare, I walked to Victoria Park Market. It’s being renovated, so turns out it was pretty much closed. And over the drawbridge. The view over Auckland city from Mt Eden There’s a lot of concrete, glass and steel around these parts. Most people that were out and about on a Monday afternoon were soaking up the sun. Even ignoring the music, the visuals were amazing! Public spaces in Auckland city are a bit sucky, but every now and then something small will catch your eye It turns out The Cloud is kind of ugly. But there’s heaps of interesting things around at the port. Shortly before Sam was accosted by tourists for photos New Zealand vault in the middle of Queen Street. Of course, the Radiohead show was amazing. There’s not much you can say when you see one of your favourite bands play. After checking into the hotel (and spending an hour doubled-over laughing at it) we went for a walk around the Auckland waterfront But these seats in the sun on Queen Street are a great idea. It’d never work in Wellington though. A place dial on Mt Eden. Must be lucky? I went for a walk to practice my street photography while the boys went over to Piha It’s not often you see a scooter with two individual seats. Probably my favourite photo, because you can actually see them on stage. A pre-Radiohead gelato from Giapo. Chocolate and Manchego cheese. Delicious! The only way to cool off after traipsing all over town But I decided to climb up this open air three-storey bridge to nowhere. It didn’t go well. My paralysing fear of heights kicked in and I managed a few seconds without hanging on to take a blurry photo. Ah well. And there’s some Team New Zealand boats on display. Off Vulcan Lane a bar left it’s alley open for all to see. Empties? The classic Auckland photo. Volcano crater, Sky Tower, and harbour bridge. Check! Where I had a beautiful of the city After Catherine pointed out that I’d completely missed the Wynyard quarter, I returned to the Viaduct to investigate. Being the city of sails, there’s quite a few large yachts around. Most of them are bigger than my flat.