Walking around Dunedin I was continually struck by the solid old buildings, many with attractive adornments. Sad to see the old Penrose’s Department Store has closed. It’s good to know the building’s been preserved, but being a Starbucks has robbed it of some dignity.
I was continually reminded of how much heritage is lost to Christchurch now that 70% of our CBD buildings have gone. Near the Octagon you hear the Town Hall clock chime every quarter hour – I loved that! Walking up and down hills and stairs must surely have improved my fitness levels.
“To see old buildings made me sad
remembering all those we had.”