A Forrest Gump from Italy

By Alessandro Carosi

January 2013 Auckland, New Zealand

I come back home from One tree Hill by walk, I checked on google map how many km, I have been walking for 9 Km, proud of myself, I’m almost ready to walk around the world now

Maungakiekie / One Tree Hill

Maungakiekie / One Tree Hill is a 182-metre (597 ft) volcanic peak in Auckland, New Zealand. It is an important memorial place for both Māori and other New Zealanders. The suburb around the base of the hill is also called One Tree Hill. It is surrounded by the suburbs of Royal Oak to the west, and clockwise, EpsomGreenlaneOranga, and Onehunga. The summit provides views across the Auckland area, and allows visitors to see both of Auckland’s harbours.

More in ……..https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maungakiekie_/_One_Tree_Hill

As you know I love the spiritual connection that places and people have so I enjoyed searching for it online related to One Tree Hill

Spirit of One Tree Hill

Auckland’s One Tree Hill has been a significant landmark for over a hundred years and also a target of Maori protesters. In 1994 the tree was damaged but survived. I believe the supporting harness and ropes in my picture date from that attack. I chose a panoramic format to include the monument, tree and associated ropes and waited until the clouds were pleasing. Fast forward a few years to 1999, when another attack on the tree ……..more in https://www.jonathanbourla.com/product-page/sky-tower

One Tree Hill (Maungakiekie)

One Tree Hill (Maungakiekie)

As one of Auckland’s most prominent volcanic landmarks, One Tree Hill was named after the lone pine that once stood near the monument at the summit. The original tree, a sacred totara, was cut down by settlers for firewood and replaced with a pine tree. The pine tree was attacked twice …….https://discover.stqry.com/v/landmarks/s/2ba0250a-64c6-4465-9cd4-b23072263ce5

One Tree Hill no more

Maungakiekie is the name Maori gave this volcanic cone, which is the second largest in the Auckland field. The highest part of the cone is 183m above sea level, and is made of scoria from the adjacent crater. There are two other craters lower down the southern side of the volcano; both are horse shoe shaped due to lava flows breaching the scoria rampart on the downhill side……..more in https://www.blipfoto.com/entry/2179161310791469062

Gary Cook ~ Writer and Sacred Site Explorer

Gary Cook is a leading writer on the special nature of the mystic realms that are to be found in New Zealand.

An explorer of ancient sacred places and energy sites in the unique New Zealand landscape, Gary has devoted many years of searching and writing of the wonders to be found within the islands of New Zealand and the South Pacific.

His extensive journeys and experiences allow him to share much of the deeper nature of the forests, the waters and the mountains that allows us all to connect with the natural order in a deeper and more meaningful way……..more in https://www.ourplanet.org/greenplanetfm/gary-cook-writer-and-sacred-site-explorer

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