Monday, February 11, 2013

Old buildings

These old snaps also turned up when I was trawling through files, again these date back to the early 80's. I hope these exquisite beauties are still around, it would be a national crime to have demolished them. The first and third ones from the top were in Southland the other two from the West Coast.
I especially enjoy the exaggerated stone like facade on the bottom pic. To me this type of vibrant and enthusiastically created structure needs the type of heritage protection given to the so called important buildings that are usually frequented by rich middle class people in 'nice' neighborhoods.

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