Tuesday, 3 August 2021

Waimangu Volcanic Valley - Part 3





Last and 3rd post about Waimangu Volcanic Valley. Above are 3 of the many artworks that are displayed along different parts of the nature walk.


The further down we got to the bottom the more smaller waterfalls we saw. I'm sure I sure some human bones on the edge among the rocks, looked like a pelvis.




The above 2 photos are part of the original Pink and White Terraces. What was once 2 small lakes lined with the terraces is now 20 times larger and 40 metres deep which is why much of it is now not visible.

 

This part of the valley was near the bottom where the steaming water meets another cold freshwater stream. After we rounded the next corner we borded a bus which takes people back up to the top again. 


This is a calcified picnic basket that was found in 1924 from the former site of the terraces. Photo from the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences. If you are ever in Rotorua I highly recommend doing this, extremely good value for money.

13 comments:

Tigger said...

Its a great way to make art public and 'relevant. They have done similar with massive sculpture installations at Keilder Forest Park in England. http://www.visitkielder.com/art-architecture/kielder-art-architecture

Iris Flavia said...

Wow, this sure was a very interesting post!

local alien said...

The art work is magnificent. But then so is the scenery. Well worth a visit. NZ murals and now this artwork is such a great idea.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

That looks like fun. That basket is amazing how it got calcified.

Sharon said...

What an interesting place. I think I'd enjoy a walk there.

Fun60 said...

I like the mixture of natural spectacular scenery and artwork.

Billy Blue Eyes said...

Interesting place to visit though I don't know if the artwork adds to it.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

The valley is such an interesting place; it seems odd to have artwork there -- I like outdoor art, but think of it being mostly in city parks or even shopping areas. Not where there are already beautiful natural wonders to contemplate. Very interesting; I will have to think about this for awhile. I guess there are always parts of a nature walk where there isn't a lot to see.

Veronica Lee said...

What a fascinating place!

I would enjoy a walk there - so much to see!

Fabulous photos as always, Amy.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Gosh I bet that picnic basket would have quite a story attached to it! Love the photos in the exhibition Amy. Excellent captures of this area 💜

carol l mckenna said...

Amazing basket found and awesome place and photos ~ Xo


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NCSue said...

Fascinating shots - love the picnic basket!
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betty-NZ said...

It truly is a fascinating place with so much to see.

Thanks for sharing your link at My Corner of the World this week!

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