Local Heart, Global Soul

May 30, 2018

Delightful, Beautiful, Charming…

Filed under: NEW ZEALAND,PHOTOGRAPHY,WELLINGTON — kiwidutch @ 1:00 am
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(photograph © Kiwidutch)

There are many buildings in Wellington, New Zealand that give us an instant look into our past.

Weatherboard houses, small neighbourhood shops with verandas, stone pubs or civic buildings with beautiful decorative elements used to be the norm.

They extended into the very heart of the city; but time passed, tastes, technology changed, “materialism and consumerism” erupted and suddenly far bigger shops were needed to display these goods.

In the remaining little shops many of the stone decorative elements (stone balconies lining the shop front roof for example) are long since removed because they posed earthquake danger, many of these beautiful little buildings were removed to make way for department stores, pedestrian arcades of shops and on occasion further into the future; malls.

In the Wellington suburbs I managed to capture a little bit of “original Wellington”, delightful, beautiful, charming and ornate buildings, which I can only hope survive the onslaught of “progress”.

The message on the side of the first building says: “You are a guest of nature -Behave” It’s a message we should remind ourselves of daily.

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

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