Thursday, April 8, 2010

Photohunt:208 Vertical

Apr 10: Vertical

This is specially for fellow blogger Thomas, who likes brick chimneys. I finally went to Victoria Park Market to take this photo. This is a place I don't normally go.

This chimney was once an old 125 foot rubbish incinerator (once known as the Destructor) in the early 1900s. It used to be the city's stables of 90 garbage cart horse. The court yard is cobblestone and gives a very rustic feeling of the old.

This area is renovated with many stalls, artistic shops, cafes and restaurants. The Auckland Hop on Hop Off buses drop tourists, but it is really a disappointment.

Across is the Victoria Street Park. They play cricket and other games. This was where I assembled to run the Round the Bays Run in the 1980s.


EG CameraGirl said...

It's a view of Auckland that I have never seen before, Sorry the area is a disappointment to see but the chimney sure is tall!

George said...

That is one of the tallest vertical signs I've ever seen. Thanks for the information about this part of Auckland.

Lois said...

Very impressive! I'm glad it is still there.

Thomas Lee/Lee Lip Pang said...

Thanks Ann for the nice Brick Chimney Photo,
still standing tall after almost a hundred years.
Collection of your NZ chimneys are here

rainfield61 said...

This is my first visit to NZ.

bing said...

thank you for the information. nice one for the theme.

Anonymous said...

It looks/sounds like it ought to be very interesting to visit. What is disappointing about it?

Scott Law said...

I think the vertical words really add to it. I like your “angle” on the vertical theme.

Sara Katt said...

Now that's really vertical!
Happy Sunday!
Sara Cat