New Zealand, Wanaka lakefront – Not the Quality Spa Resort Hotel, Norefjell.
Thought for the day…” Life is an action, not an idea”. ” The only way out of difficulties is through them”.
Amazing what some people will pay for photographs. Take a look at this photo….
Sadly this is not one of my photos. This photo is actually the world’s most expensive photo. It sold for USD 4.3 million at an auction in the USA in 2011. The photo, by Andreas Gursky, is of the Rhein River in Germany. Just look at this photo and see if you can work out why it was sold for USD 4.3 million. If I had taken this photo, I would have hit the ‘delete’ button very quickly. But some people obviously like different things, although what it is in this photo, I have no idea.
One of the most beautiful parts of New Zealand for the photo today, and the lakefront in Wanaka. In the background is the 1578m peak of Mount Roy, and below that next to the lakeshore is the Rippon Vineyard. Wanaka is situated at 44 degrees 42 minutes south, so enjoys an excellent climate, and being east of the Southern Alp mountains, is in a rain shadow. It receives only half the national average for rain. Long, hot summers, beautiful scenery and the large lake have made it a popular tourist town. Tourism started here in 1867 when the first hotel opened.
Sadly, nobody has offered me USD 4.3 million for this photo of Wanaka Lakefront.
The good thing is that Wanaka is 17 823km from the Quality Spa Resort Hotel, Norefjell.
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