Whanganui, New Zealand, Sept 2012:  This former Hospital and rest home in Wanganui was closed in 2003. The buildings remain in fairly good order despite spots of vandalism.  It’s quite a large facility with nice grounds and location right on the Whanganui river. It’s current status and future is unknown…

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Petone, Wellington NZ, 2008:  A couple of long exposures shot at the Petone foreshore back in 2008… Canon EOS 30D/17-40 f4 L

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Petone, Wellington NZ, July 2012: Scored an original variant of the now famous “Diana” camera recently for just NZD $20. New versions can go for up to $150-$200. The Diana and it’s many clones were manufactured in Hong Kong in the 1960’s. Infamous for their dubious construction, soft focus, light leaks and vignetting, they are […]

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SmallWorks Gallery, Brisbane, Feb 17-March 17 2012:  “Bricks & Mortality” opens next week in Brisbane.  If you live in the area or are just visiting, why not pop in for a looksee…

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Hospitalized – part 2

Hawera, Taranaki, November 2011:  These pictures are from the second foray into the derelict Hawera Hospital…  Most of the interior shots were taken inside the reception area in the main building.  Click here for part 1…    Canon EOS 30D/18-55is  

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Hospitalized – part 1

Hawera, Taranaki, New Zealand, Nov 2011:  The former Hawera hospital has been abandoned for at least a decade.  The 80+ year old hospital once accommodated 116 patients, the new modern “clinic” that sits adjacent to the ruins has 16 beds. This hospital once contained the full range of services, including an A&E, surgery, x-ray dept, […]

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The former Fever/Chest Hospital, Wellington, October 2011:  The Fever Hospital was built by the Wellington Hospital Board in 1919 for the treatment of infectious diseases. In the 1940’s tuberculosis broke out so the hospital primarily focused it’s treatment on TB patients. I found out in discussions with my father,that my great Aunt Patricia spent some […]

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