The Auckland Art Gallery contains some of the most breathtaking pieces of art in New Zealand. The stunning architecture of the building itself, combined with a focus on highlighting local artists alongside international painters and sculptors, makes for an incredibly rewarding and unique experience that should not be missed.
During my trip to Auckland I was fortunate enough to spend a few hours wandering the halls of the Auckland Art Gallery. International visitors are charged $20 admission, which I feel was certainly fair considering the wealth of art tucked away inside. Though they have a rotating set of exhibitions, the Maori artwork was certainly one of the highlights. During my trip they were also showcasing the works of Gottfried Lindauer, who specialized in portraits of Maori men and women. I was also thrilled by the works of modern New Zealand artist Gordon Walters, whose art was showcased this year. There was also a great mix of 18th-century works alongside contemporary paintings and sculptors. The building itself is something of a work of art, and the curators found the perfect way to utilize the shapes inside to highlight the art.
Inside you’ll also find plenty of programs geared toward families, making it a perfect spot to bring the little ones. If you’re looking for a beautiful and inspiring place to spend a morning, you can’t go wrong with the Auckland Art Gallery.
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Summer is the perfect time to try your luck at carp fishing. Carp are widely recognized as an invasive species known to cause problems in the waterways they call home. They suck up all the food and reduce the quality of the water, hurting more sensitive marine populations. Luckily for anglers, carp can grow to massive sizes and are a ton of fun to catch.
For most of us, time in the car is “me time.” You can listen to that podcast you’re captivated by, blast that pop song and sing along at the top of your lungs or listen to the next chapter in that biography e-book you’re almost finished. A road trip only amplifies those opportunities. So, next time you’re traveling by road, take the wheel and take control. Opt for a rental car on your next vacation, rather than a rideshare, taxi or public transportation, and enjoy the open road on your own terms.
Passport PD is the world’s first GaN technology-based travel adapter with an auto-resetting fuse. Why is this important? If you break the single-use fuse in your typical travel adapter, you have only a few options — buy a new fuse, change the fuse yourself or buy a new travel adapter altogether. Additionally, if the fuse breaks and you don’t notice, then you could expect to come back to a fully charged device … only, you won’t.
Beyond being a major hub in the global transportation network, Hartsfield-Jackson is also proud to be a major hub for exciting, high-quality retail options through our award-winning concessions program, ATL Skypointe.
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