Friday, 30 November 2007

Millennium Arch - Ecliptic

Almost all my cycle rides include at least part of the cycle/footpath built by the Rotary Club of Napier along Marine Parade. There are so many beautiful manmade things which I see every day in addition to the fantastic works of nature that I thought I would start sharing them with you.

At midnight on 31st December 1999 a crowd estimated to be 30,000 and the biggest crowd ever to assemble on the Marine Parade watched $25,000 (about £10,000) of fireworks herald in the New Millennium.

The Millennium Arch (Ecliptic - by David Trubridge) situated on Marine Parade situated just to the North of the Dolphin Pool was erected to commemorate the first sunrise of the New Millennium. To find the point where the sun rose that morning follow a line from the rock in front of it through the centre of the arch to the horizon.

The cliffs in the far distance are at Cape Kidnappers.

1 comment:

  1. As modern sculptures go this is one of the better ones I've seen. Clever but simple. (And as for Cape Kidnappers I expect we have those on Merseyside as well.)