Walking south on Colombo Street I spied this pretty mural with nasturtiums. The name on it is Filigree, which is a jewellery maufacturer at 447 Colombo Street.
“The sign to advertise their shop
was bound to make this writer stop.”
The Sydenham Pod Park at 406 Colombo Street occupies the site of the historic Beverleys’ Buildings which were destroyed in the earthquakes.
These commercial buildings were built for Frederick Beverley in 1907 and 1911, and remained in the family until the 1950’s. Gray’s Mercers and the Olympic Fish Supply were tenants for 60 and 70 years respectively. More recently the buildings housed Ascot TV. The wetland plantings represent the swampy land originally found here, and the boardwalk symbolises the grid layout of local streets.
“This park denotes what’s gone before
so memory may not withdraw.”