Happy birthday, Auckland! For 175 years young, you're looking mighty fine. Of course, celebrating your anniversary with a public holiday tomorrow means I didn't forget (and thank you for the generosity!) but I was taken by surprise when I heard the fireworks booming across your city centre from the waterfront. I scampered out into our hallway and along the narrow corridor to the little window overlooking our carpark and an epic view towards your skyline. I managed to catch this image with my iPhone, never the best in low lighting, it doesn't do you justice. Many happy returns.