|Part of Auckland university|
I feel unfulfilled.
I spent 7 years at university which is only 11.3% of my life so far. I'm sure that I can do better than that.
Sure I've got diplomas, certificates from business courses and all sorts of gobbly-de-goop from a lifetime of marketing and management but university is the real deal. It's got class and soul (or should if the sector stuck to its original and idealistic principles). The problem is that over the last 30 years there's been a growth in 'university' business with multi educational institutions popping up to offer business degrees and all wanting to be accredited as universities.
That's the Rant.
Here's the Rave.
We live in the university precinct of Auckland.
AUT and Auckland University surround us.
Fortunately Albert Park, tree-lined streets and heritage gardens are also part of the mix.
|Princes Street by the university|
As much as the two universities are hell-bent on becoming big businesses the things that they can't change even if they do build bigger and high-rise buildings are the protected surroundings.
This weekend I went up North as usual but came back a bit earlier as the weather up north was crap.
To my delight Auckland was basking in sunshine and, with no wind was gorgeous.
I went for a mid afternoon walk through Albert Park, past and through Auckland university grounds and felt refreshed.
|Our building is one of those above and slightly to the right of the fountain - seen from centre of Albert Park|
Leaving the car in the garage is certainly worthwhile sometimes.
After living in Toronto for a year without owning a car I've become used to walking everywhere so on good days like today I get the full benefit of the area where I live.
In Auckland though it's almost impossible to not see the bloody awful Sky Tower with its hyperdermic
syringe poking up into the sky. It dominates the view from our apartment as well.