Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Birthday Part 2 - Warhol!

On the Sunday before my birthday Rich and I were planning to go to the zoo and hang out for the day, unfortunately my birthday is right in the middle of winter and so it rained and rained and rained pretty much ALL day. So we decided to choose our "Plan B" and head to Te Papa and see the Andy Warhol Exhibition.

Rich and I are pretty lucky as this is the second time we have gotten to see an exhibition of Andy Warhol's work - the first time was when we were living in Seoul. The exhibition in Seoul was pretty great, although it was SO packed you had to fight to get to the front to even see the works. Fortunately for us, Wellington's population is MUCH less than that of Seoul. So we could see much more of the work.

We weren't allowed to take photos at the exhibition itself - but you sure knew that there was a Warhol exhibition happening at Te Papa.

I picked up a few fun things at the gift store at the Warhol exhibit - some "pop art" badges and an Andy Warhol card that I've sent to a friend.
Even though it was a freezing cold day, Rich and I decided we should head to the top of Te Papa and take on the view from the roof. It was freezing!
 Here's a could of views from inside Te Papa from the top floor looking down - it always gives me a bit of vertigo!

 I hope you've all had a good start to the week - Rich and I were both able to return to our offices today, which was good. We are luckier than some folks in the city who aren't going to be able to return to their buildings this week due to quake damage.

6 comments:

pastcaring said...

The museum looks amazing, love those pink stairs - ideal for a sneaky photo opportunity! Despite the weather, it sounds as though you made the most of your birthday trip. xxx

Vix said...

What a cool gallery and a fabulous birthday treat! Love those stairs! x

Helga! said...

I do love Te Papa!
I've never really been much interested in Warhol, I must say, but one cannot deny his influence!
How awesome that you've seen the exhibition twice!
You had such a fabularse b'day, darl! However will you top it next time?!
Great to hear things are settling and getting back to normal up there!
XXX

two squirrels said...

Oh that would be a great exhibition to go and see. What a good thing to be doing on a grey old wet day.
Happy happy birthday sweet.
Love V

wait until the sunset said...

Happy birthday! I loved the AW exhibit when it was in town!

I hope you, your family and friends are staying safe after the quake. We are all thinking about you. xx

alicia said...

the lucky friend who received that sweet card is ME! everyone should be jealous.

thank you!!!

i especially love the quote on the envelope about people never dying, they just go to department stores. you know now more than ever the truth of that statement!

i'm so happy things are returning to normal for you after the 'quake!

love youuuuuuuu! <3