PIX … Queen’s Wharf Carnival

On February 21, 2012 by Eye on Auckland

Queen’s Wharf Carnival.

It has taken some time but I have finally found the time to share these photographs with you which showcase the Queen’s Wharf Carnival – an event that I think should be a permanent feature on the wharf, it was attended and enjoyed by young and old alike. I loved seeing all the smiling faces, the colour, the smell of candy floss, the squeals of  terror and joy, as well as the fact that you could quite easily forget that you are in the city centre but be in the thick of things. What I didn’t like was the traffic chaos centered around the ferry terminal and so close to where children were running around. A major rethink is necessary and closing off Quay Street might be just the ticket. At one point somebody removed the traffic cones because they were tired of sitting in bumper-to-bumper traffic and drove through the area where people were sitting and children were playing – I hope that you are proud of yourself idiot. Besides that it was a great day out so thank you Auckland Council.

A shame about the traffic.

Adults were loving it.

Oh the fear !

Yum, yum.

Dragon Wagon.

We have a winner !

Feeling dizzy ?

The Cloud and Queen's Wharf.


Temple of Doom.

The fear of clowns.

The epitome of joy.

3 Responses to “PIX … Queen’s Wharf Carnival”

  • MaryB

    So beautiful. Just look at the joy on the children’s faces. Auckland’s CBD needs more permanent events for children and not just temporary events. Really beautiful photographs, I wish that I had your talent for photography.

  • Geoff

    I think that it is safe to say that I enjoyed it more than my children. I agree, it should be a permanent feature like the pavilions/piers in the UK. Great pics.

  • ToiToi

    I agree, this should be permanent, even if it is just the carousel. As Queen Wharf stands now it is desolate.

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