This large (by NZ standards) purpose built former tertiary institute expired at around the same time this Kodak Ektar 64T film did. And just like this 35mm expired film, it is apparently getting another lease of life. There are new owners and supposedly new occupants- but the only life we saw were some homies running their dogs (who tried to … Continue reading Expired
This abandoned gardening centre no longer has house and garden plants for sale- the weeds have taken over...
A re-posted video of Petone College from early 2013. This former high school- abandoned, vandalized and the victim of numerous arson attacks- has finally been euthanized to make way for a retirement village. Escuela Mala loosely translates as "bad school" in Spanish.
One of our old haunts has finally been demolished. Hutt Valley High School (formerly Petone Technical College) was closed in 1998, but partially used up until 2002. The site had been heavily vandalized over the years and targeted on a number of occasions by arsonists- most recently this past January. This last fire was the … Continue reading Bad Education (redux)
With the beginning of summer we cracked 4 new drains in one day, and met plenty of friendly eels along the way.
This defunct reservoir is no longer used to supply Wellington's northern suburbs with water, despite that the weir remains full. The sunny day made for a good opportunity to experiment with some infra-red photography and high-speed video.
As I was rattling by on the train I noticed this small train boneyard in the middle of the countryside - and we decided that it deserved an inspection! Surrounded by a high electrified perimeter fence and with dogs baying nearby, we couldn't hang around but managed to snap these shots.