Illusion on Man’s Bridge to Moa Land

Category: Sense of Place


Photo and caption by Emily Parrent

The rain had yet to plaster our pants to our legs as we walked to the Auckland War Memorial Museum. After making a brief stop in the nearby cemetery, a fellow student and I began to cross the bridge above it, Grafton Bridge, where the puddles and grey sky amplified the optical illusion created by the utilitarian overhang. When I went to New Zealand, I was looking out for the flora and fauna, which I found in abundance. What I didn’t expect was to become fascinated by the human element. From Moa times to modern day, I believe we all learned to look for wonder in new places. December 30, 2011

Location: Auckland, New Zealand


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