Saturday, July 9, 2016
Historic and heritage buildings
Historic and heritage buildings are so much more impressive and attractive and they have character and soul, than the modern glass boxes we see everywhere today.
On my visit to the City I decided to check out some more buildings around Auckland City.
Here are a few snapshots ~ the day was very grey and I liked the way the old concrete buildings blended in with the colour of the sky
The first picture tells us that this building has been around for exactly 100 years and what a lot of changes would have taken place over that time
This is the Auckland Art Gallery and I love visiting this place when there is an Exhibition showing here
The Bronze Gnome is the latest statue, one out of a set that are replaced every six months. Others have been a bronze rabbit, fantail, pigeon sculpture and a bird man with mask
I have always loved the old Auckland Post Office and can remember going in to buy stamps back in the day. Now it has been turned into the Britomart Train Station, which is a great use of the old building
Although parts of the last two are not Heritage,
The Metropolis building which was built in 1999 is a Hotel, Restaurant, apartments and Spa facilities. Great that they were able to incorporate the old part of the building below as the entrance
The last one is the Chancery, with cobbled pavements, boutiques, outdoor dinning and was modelled after an Italian piazza
I hope you have enjoyed coming on a little trip around Auckland City with me
Have a happy weekend