Local Heart, Global Soul

April 9, 2012

Zoomed in Close and STILL Missed a Vital Detail…

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

Now, Come on people, this building has been stalking me for several decades now (or is it that the other way around?)

I’m a detail fanatic, so it should come as no surprise that I took a lot of photos of Napier’s Rothman’s Building. (a.k.a. The National Tobacco Company Building)

Of course I couldn’t resist getting up close and personal … the details here are so photogenic.

Annoyingly didn’t realise until I did my research on the building’s history later, that it’s possible to also see inside the building…

…if only I had known  that when I was standing outside!

Since I’m definitely not in the habit of  just opening people’s doors and peeking inside,  I now know that if we ever pass through Napier again, that this building in back on my list for a visit inside.

It’s probably fitting that the building that’s been stuck in my brain for so many years still has a reason to draw me back yet again.

Next time I return, I will be properly mobile,  not reliant on crutches and have more time.  A return visit will be a win – win situation.

I know that the photos abound,  probably overkill, but these are my references to keep me dreaming  about this building for as many years as it will take me to get back…

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

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(photograph © Kiwidutch)

6 Comments »

  1. Nice work!

    Comment by HunterWebbPhotography — April 9, 2012 @ 1:05 am | Reply

  2. That’s the sort of thing that would happen to me!

    The detail is wonderful. 🙂

    Comment by Piglet in Portugal — April 9, 2012 @ 7:03 am | Reply

    • I’m half wondering if fate has deemed this building to have a hold on me for far longer than I ever dreamed LOL. (Do I mind? … heck no!)

      Comment by kiwidutch — April 16, 2012 @ 6:10 pm | Reply

  3. She’s a beauty! I love all the details 😀

    Comment by Carrie — April 12, 2012 @ 12:59 am | Reply

    • One Day, Some Time, Some How… I will be back here fora look INSIDE too ! This is a building to delight any detail fanatic (of course that means me LOL).

      Comment by kiwidutch — April 16, 2012 @ 6:18 pm | Reply


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