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  • Sacha, in reply to Alex Efimoff,

    Cool. Got anything similar around Auckland?

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19633 posts Report Reply

  • ChrisW, in reply to JacksonP,

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    1906 Dunedin Railway Station in 2010

    Gisborne • Since Apr 2009 • 851 posts Report Reply

  • ChrisW, in reply to Lilith __,

    And the Seddon monument. Hm. I'm sure sometimes a tall column is just a tall column!

    Of course, symbolising great achievements and esteem, not ... ahm - the other thought never crossed my mind! :-)

    Gisborne • Since Apr 2009 • 851 posts Report Reply

  • JacksonP, in reply to ChrisW,

    1906 Dunedin Railway Station in 2010

    Fantastic ChrisW. That totally lives up to the hype.

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 2448 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __, in reply to JacksonP,

    That totally lives up to the hype

    Those urns, though? Don’t stand nearby in a quake! /Chchparanoia

    You should see the stained-glass windows, Jack.

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3886 posts Report Reply

  • Islander, in reply to JacksonP,

    Fantastic ChrisW. That totally lives up to the hype

    and also to Lilith-

    the Dunedin railway station is part of my earliest childhood memories (e.g when my grand-dad was dying, the colours & visions (aside from the sounds - I've always loved steam trains) distracted me from the surrounding adult grief.))

    And I've lived in Dunedin for a couple of substantial periods of times, love the place, love the station & railways, and deeply deeply resent the running down
    of the system & adjuncts by fukking fukking Nats (o, and mindless Lab party rogerdouglasgnomes...)

    Big O, Mahitahi, Te Wahi … • Since Feb 2007 • 5643 posts Report Reply

  • Islander, in reply to ChrisW,

    And, thanks Chris!
    I've got this as desktop now - should I pay/&/or/acknowledge someone?

    Big O, Mahitahi, Te Wahi … • Since Feb 2007 • 5643 posts Report Reply

  • Hebe, in reply to JacksonP,

    Fantastic ChrisW. That totally lives up to the hype.

    The inside is crazy: like the 1930s and not a soul around other than a lone tour-seller when I went a couple of years ago.

    Christchurch • Since May 2011 • 2895 posts Report Reply

  • ChrisW, in reply to Islander,

    You're welcome Islander, free to a good home and thanks for the acknowledgement already.

    Gisborne • Since Apr 2009 • 851 posts Report Reply

  • Hilary Stace, in reply to Chris Waugh,

    The old trains have mostly been replaced since 2010 - Johnsonville line the most recent a few months ago. But the best time for the Wellington Railway station is during the Sevens rugby tournament as it is crowded with normally conservative and restrained Welingtonians and their friends dressed up (or not so dressed) in absolutely anything. Don't have any photos, just vivid images in my head.

    Wgtn • Since Jun 2008 • 3183 posts Report Reply

  • Islander, in reply to ChrisW,

    Thanks Chris again-my mother, who was just 25 when her father died (a lovely lovely
    man-whom I just remember as big warm cuddley and brown hugger) understands my love of the station but associates it with her father’s coffin-
    I only knew him until I was 5…)

    Big O, Mahitahi, Te Wahi … • Since Feb 2007 • 5643 posts Report Reply

  • ChrisW, in reply to Islander,

    I guess the station was grimy and sooty and grey then, no longer glamorously new, not yet proudly old.

    But cleaned up on a bright blue-sky day with the flag flying in the wind, blue and gold Otago colours framing it left and right - I can appreciate it would be accentuating the positive rather than the funereal associations.

    Gisborne • Since Apr 2009 • 851 posts Report Reply

  • JacksonP,

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    John Chambers and Son 1989.

    And again in 2012, now the Xero building.

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 2448 posts Report Reply

  • Kumara Republic, in reply to JacksonP,

    Not too long ago it was the Rialto Wellington cinema, and since then the Embassy & Paramount have since picked up the slack. Some apartment extensions next door are currently in the works.

    The southernmost capital … • Since Nov 2006 • 5410 posts Report Reply

  • JacksonP, in reply to Kumara Republic,

    Not too long ago it was the Rialto Wellington cinema, and since then the Embassy & Paramount have since picked up the slack.

    The Heritage page says; "The present occupant is the New Zealand Film Archive and Film Centre." I guess I should know, but where have they moved to?

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 2448 posts Report Reply

  • JacksonP,

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    Looking at my photo archives, on this day in 2009, I was in Wellington. Who knew?

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 2448 posts Report Reply

  • Rich of Observationz, in reply to JacksonP,

    Corner of Ghuznee and Taranaki, where they have films and a cafe and stuff..

    Back in Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 5550 posts Report Reply

  • Sofie Bribiesca, in reply to Rich of Observationz,

    Corner of Ghuznee and Taranaki, where they have films and a cafe and stuff..

    Yes that's what it says ;)

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 6796 posts Report Reply

  • JacksonP,

    I appreciate your both passing up on that JFGI moment. You're so nice to me. ;-)

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 2448 posts Report Reply

  • Alex Efimoff, in reply to JacksonP,

    Took a lot of shots for that one, the original file is about 40,000 pixels wide ;)

    Wellington • Since Dec 2011 • 56 posts Report Reply

  • Alex Efimoff, in reply to Sacha,

    nothing about Auckland at the moment, but maybe in the near future I'll do something similar for your city too ;)

    Wellington • Since Dec 2011 • 56 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to Alex Efimoff,

    Panoramas from top of volcanic cones might work.

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19633 posts Report Reply

  • JacksonP,

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    This from top of Mangere Mountain. Think I posted it before, but oh well.

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 2448 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to JacksonP,

    Thank you. My people will talk to your people..

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19633 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __, in reply to JacksonP,

    John Chambers and Son 1989.

    And again in 2012, now the Xero building.

    Doesn't it look smart now? Glad to see an older building rescued.

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3886 posts Report Reply

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