This week, I decided to do my writing session in a different place. I ended up in Ponsonby.
Ponsonby is an inner-city suburb, around 2 kilometers from the city center of Auckland. The origins of the name Ponsonby are a bit murky, and my search didn’t produce a definitive answer on how the place got its name.
Ponsonby is one of the original suburbs of Auckland. In the 1950s and 1960s, the area was a low-cost housing area, but these days, things are very different. It’s a thriving suburb with expensive property and lots of cafes and restaurants.
Huge mature trees grow on the grass verges, casting shade while the pedestrians get glimpses of the harbor and the Sky Tower. I particularly loved the wooden bungalows and villas that lined some of the streets—a reminder of an earlier time with their white picket fences.
The mature trees that grow in the area are beautiful and the shade is welcome during the hot summer.
This old wooden church is a Samoan church these days.
The Sky Tower is visible from many parts of Auckland. This is the view from Ponsonby.
I had a fun morning exploring Ponsonby, and I managed to get lots of work done too. Win-win!