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Published: November 17th 2018
Made me think of grandfather Cant, again
(Cj writes) We’re coming to the end of our stay in Wellington.
We went to the very excellent Peter ‘Lord of the Rings’ Jackson’s exhibition on WW1, with particular reference to the Kiwi experience in Gallipoli, yesterday. Now in its last cuple oweeks) Very well done, as you can imagine - a very imaginative approach to describing the horrors of that war, with an impressive array of special effects. Well worth doing. One exhibit that particularly struck me was the timetable of events from the assassination in Sarajevo to the declaration of war. I’m quite sure that if women had been running the show the war could have been avoided: I hadn’t realised just how footling the various disagreements and fallings -out were.
SC adds:and one that struck me was the recreation of an artilliary implacent .
Today we went to the wprld renowned Te Papa museum. They have a huge exhibition on Maori culture, which turned out to have a dramatically different focus to the one we saw in the Auckland museum - but equally interesting. (No pictures from there).
And then it started to rain - the first rain that’s troubled us - so in
the afternoon we went to see ‘Bo Rap’ - Bohemian Rhapsody - at the local cinema. Great film! really evocative - especially the recreated Live Aid concert.
Tomorrow we’re off again, flying to South Island which we hope willbe drier and a bit warmer.
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