My brother was visiting us this week while he was on holiday with his family. He usually works in Auckland City but according to him it's more like a ghost town these days as more people are working from home.
Although I grew up in Auckland I'm happy now that we don't live there. In the last couple of weeks they've had really bad wind, so bad that a large truck apparently got blown onto one of the scaffolding structures of the harbour bridge causing significant damage, then 2 of the lanes were closed bringing traffic to a gridlocked standstill then yesterday the whole bridge was closed due to high winds.
Seems they're not having much luck there.
Linking up with Skywatch Friday.
The good news for Whangarei is that the new strut for the bridge is being manufactured right here.
It's amazing to see a busy city empty out isn't it? I was working in London during 2012 Olympics and everyone had been advised to stay out of the city if they could because it was expected to be crowded with visitors/tourists. We had never seen it so quiet! I could safely bike to work on main roads and not have to take indirect routes through the backs of estates and covoluted networks of side streets. You start to notice stuff about the city that is usually masked by noise, movement, and vehicle fumes. With all that wind Auckland probably never had murky a 'purple haze' hanging over it though.
Hard to think of Auckland being a ghost town, when Hamilton is so frantically busy with traffic absolutely everywhere.
Brave new world everywhere ~ we had high winds on Tues evening and Wednesday ~
Lovely sky photo with building juxtaposed against the blue ^_^
Live each moment with love,
A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)
That wind sounds terrible. People there must be thinking ‘what else can go wrong in this awful year.” I know the feeling.
...big changes for everyone!
When the restrictions were at their peak, there were very few cars on the roads.
I grew up in New York City, although I haven't lived there in almost 50 years. Seeing pictures of the streets there in March and April brought tears to my eyes. Your picture has some of the same flavor.
It does seem strange to see empty city streets. The high winds sound dangerous.
Take care, enjoy your day! Happy weekend!
Not been any where large but the town near us is not as busy as it used to be, worst place is queuing for for the supermarket
Wow, that is like high winds on steroids.
When we lived in western Oklahoma, our house was on a north-south oriented street. When the winds howled through on trash day it would blow all the empty trash cans to a vacant lot on the south end of the street. So everybody would go down there and claim their cans at the end of the day.
Pretty shot. Most people here are still working from home, although freeway traffic is getting heavy again. Not sure what's going on!
the change in cities in the last 6 months are amazing
Cities are changing everywhere. Lots of people are working at home but I wonder if that will become the new normal for a long time.
Love the shot Amy! It really does look peaceful through the photo. Wishing you are doing well and safe. Happy Weekend!
yes it's just like in the last rolling stones' hit. It's clear that we wont be back to what we use to call "normal"...
That sounds like some serious wind blowing down your way.
Wow that must have been a really strong wind to blow a truck over Amy, bad things come in threes so they say ✨
Yea, it is about the same where I live. Life seem to be scarce these days. Kind of interesting how such a small thing like the virus could change that much. And it keeps changing. :(
Wow - that was some wind!
With everyone working from home and some companies getting rid of office space, I wonder how many hi-rises will be converted to apartments.
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