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WAKATIPUphoto (CoM)

A lake in the South Island of New Zealand, in the southwest corner of Otago. It's 80 kilometres long and the South Island's longest and, the third largest lake in New Zealand. It' shape resembles a reversed N.

The Dart River flows into the northern end, the Kawarau River flows out. It is very deep, up to 100 metres. the lake "breaths" -- the water level rises and fall regularly by 20 cm every few minutes The effect is caused by wind but according to a Maori legend there is a dead giant whose last remaining is his heart which still beating under the water.

With The Remarkables mountain range lying nearby it is a popular tourism goal. > wikipedia | www.nz-photos.com | www.morgannz.com

 

WELLINGTON photo (CoM), title For Wellington

(pop. 325,682), the capital and one of the largest cities of New Zealand, one of the country's chief seaports and manufacturing centers. It lies along the harbor of Port Nicholson, on the southern coast of the North Island. Wellington and the surrounding area make up one of New Zealand's most highly populated regions. Named after the first Duke of Wellington, Arthur Wellesley, British soldier and statesman who was known as The Iron Duke. He became famous as the general who overcame the armies of the French Emperor Napoleon I in Spain and Portugal and helped defeat Napoleon at the Battle of Waterloo in 1815. Later, Wellington became a leader of the Tory Party and served as prime minister from 1828 to 1830.

Wellington was the center place of the LOTR production. > source: IBM World Book Multimedial Enyclopedia > www.wellingtonnz.com | goaustralia.about.com

 

WESTERLY photo (Signlanguage)

means: from, in, towards the west
> The Penguin English Student's Dictionary

Westerly wind blows over the North and South middle latitudes from west to east. In the Southern Hemisphere, prevailing westerlies over the ocean blow with such force that sailors call this region the "roaring forties." > IBM World Book Multimedial Enyclopedia

 

WHAKATO RAKAU KIA PUTA TE ORA Text on the inner cover of Signlanguage

in Maori it means Plant trees for life. A motto of TreesPlease, a company in New Zealand, that offers trees as gifts. > www.nztreesplease.com

 

WILLOUGHBY (painting, Recent Forgeries, exhibition only)

several places in England

Suburb of Sydney and cape on Kangaroo Island in Australia

City in Ohio, USA

a glacial lake in Vermont, USA

a name of two british aristocratic families

A dog belonging to Margo Annet, english actress and voice expert, author of the book "An Actors Guide to Auditions and Interviews".

From Wikipedia:

"Many well known actors have crossed paths with the mutt, and he has therefore developed something of an iconic status in the theatrical community."

The dog is named after John Willoughby, a character from Jane Austen's "Sense and Sensibility"

> wikipedia.org

Willoughby the Dog, a minor animated cartoon character from "Looney Tunes", a hound dog with below-average intelligence

a fictional town from a Twilight Zone episode "A stop at Willoughby" > IMDB

 

WOLVENBOSCH photo (Signlanguage)

Literally: forest of wolves in Dutch
Het Wolfenbosch is a restaurant in Wolfheze (Gelderland, Netherlands) > www.hetwolvenbosch.nl

 

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YORK photo (For Wellington)

City and district in North Yorkshire, N England, at the confluence of the Ouse and Foss rivers, one of England's largest provincial cities from the Middle Ages until the Industrial Revolution of the 1700's and early 1800's. Romans founded York and called it Eboracum. In the 7th cent., St. Paulinus, the first archbishop of York, was consecrated. In the 8th cent., York was one of the most famous educational centers in Europe.
Many notable medieval structures remain in York. The city is famous for its museums, like the National Railway Museum and the Viking Museum. York Minster Cathedral is one of the finest English churches. > IBM World Book Multimedial Enyclopedia > www.thisisyork.co.uk

A branch of the English royal family of Plantagenet. The House of York won the English throne from the House of Lancaster during the Wars of the Roses (1455-1485). Members belonging to the House of York ruled England for most of the period from 1461 to 1485. > www.encyclopedia.com

City in Alabama, USA yorkal.usl.myareaguide.com

Town and county in Maine, USA www.yorkmaine.org www.communitynetwork.com

City and county in Nebraska, USA www.yorkchamber.org www.ci.york.ne.us www.york-county.org

City and county in Pennsylvania, USA www.yorkcity.org http://www.york-county.org/

Yorks in the USA