Thursday, November 10, 2011

Wellington architecture

Growing up, my father documented the passing of Wellington buildings more than his own children's milestones.

Sure, there's the odd picture of one of us kids from behind staring into a gaping hole in the ground where the week before a building of note had stood (and been captured by him on his medium format camera).

Christchurch has seen so much of it's architectural landscape destroyed, first by nature then bulldozers in the name of safety, that I thought my hometown on all it's faultlines deserved a little closer attention on my recent trip.

Am hoping some Wellington friends will enlighten me to the real names of these buildings.

Once kitch, now hip - frosted stag doors at the resurrected Maranui cafe.

The old Modelcrafts and Hobbies building, now home to the Lido.

How come I never fully noticed this modern gem before? The lovely Avid gallery is on the ground floor, opposite the library.

Tower Life Building.

Tower building and that other beauty in the background opposite Queen's Wharf.

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Anonymous NB said...

Great photos!

9:17 pm  
Blogger Another Outspoken Female said...

Thanks NB :)

10:27 pm  

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