The Clinic Pt.1

Wellington, NZ, March 2012: A former nurses home and later a ‘clinic’, this building is just another one of many recently condemned buildings around Wellington for being earthquake prone. No surprises really after the 6.3 magnitude earthquake that devastated our South island Capital of Christchurch on February 22nd last year- claiming 185 lives… Canon EOS […]

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Farmhouse

Taranaki, New Zealand, December 2011:  An old abandoned farmhouse near Pungarehu in Taranaki. This cottage has a lot of character-  and an interesting history for sure…

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Skate Park

Newtown, Wellington NZ, March 2012: Found this abandoned skate park behind the Wellington hospital recently. Easily the most forlorn looking playground of sorts I’ve come across- I think…A week or so later I went back for another look- the sound of a skakeboard meant it wasn’t so abandoned after all…

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BMW

Bulls, Manawatu, Whanganui, March 2012: Clocked this place in Bulls–  something just didn’t look quite right… I backed up the car and took a couple of shots…

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Tip Top

Newtown, Wellington, NZ, March 2012: This is the abandoned Tip Top bread factory in Newtown. I’m unable to confirm the date of its closure- but it must be a few years at the very least, going by it’s current state… The interior is fairly well locked up- the exterior and grounds a popular canvas with local […]

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Chiller

Patea, Taranaki, NZ, March 2012: The abandoned riverside cool stores in Patea still stand- the only connection left of the former Patea Freezing Works. The nearby works closed in 1982 due to a “downturn” in the NZ meat processing industry. The closure created huge unemployment in the area, it’s effect still felt to this day. The […]

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Villa 7

Porirua Hospital, Wellington NZ, yesterday:  “Villa 7″ was a building that formed part of the former “Porirua Lunatic Asylum”, as far as I can ascertain. Details are sketchy and its current owners are unknown, but are allegedly local Maori iwi…  

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Hire

Petone, Wellington, NZ, Feb 2012:  Revisited the abandoned hire place that Simon Burrow and I ventured into last week. I’m unsure of the history of this place, but it seems to have been some sort of ex-hire tool place, going by the signs on the wall…  Canon EOS 30D/Sigma 24-70 f/2.8  

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