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My walk to work this morning – Dunedin, New Zealand

I have been really enjoying my walks to and from work to my unit these last few weeks in Dunedin. On a beautiful spring morning such as today, its fab.

Its given me a chance to meet some of the local loonies characters – creepy-huggy man, shouting-swearing girl and the very polite man who asked for money and promised he wasn’t grumpy because I said no.

For those interested, this morning I walked from Carroll Street towards the Octagon along Princes Street – the especially observant will notice these photos aren’t in chronological order and you may also observe I crossed the road in a number of places.  🙂

Enjoy!

Sun coming up over the harbor - taken outside my unit in the driveway

Sun coming up over the harbor – taken outside my unit in the driveway

The neighbours at the unit and a splash of colour with the spring flowers

The neighbours at the unit and a splash of colour with the spring flowers

The Bell Tea building which just sold a week or so ago - this is just over the road from my unit

The Bell Tea building which just sold a week or so ago – this is just over the road from my unit

Cool, old building in need of a little TLC

Cool, old building in need of a little TLC

These cool tiles are outside a building off Stafford St, the sheep on one side of the doorway and the cows on the other

These cool tiles are outside a building off Stafford St, the sheep on one side of the doorway and the cows on the other

and the aforementioned cows

and the aforementioned cows

Loads of interesting old buildings along the way

Loads of interesting old buildings along the way

View of the street and reminder that its coming up to the general election where we choose who we want to bitch about for the next few years

View of the street and reminder that its coming up to the general election where we choose who we want to bitch about for the next few years

Nice knockers...

Nice knockers…

Row of shops with overhead canopies - can't see them lasting following the Canterbury earthquakes

Row of shops with overhead canopies – can’t see them lasting following the Canterbury earthquakes

Weird old steps/ramp thing going up the hill - it looks like old public toilets

Weird old steps/ramp thing going up the hill – it looks like old public toilets

The Cargill Monument marks the location of the first Salvation Army meeting in New Zealand

The Cargill Monument marks the location of the first Salvation Army meeting in New Zealand

Lion head water spout, which no longer spouts water on the Cargill Monument

Lion head water spout, which no longer spouts water on the Cargill Monument

Bronze Penguin 1

Bronze Penguin 1

Bronze Penguin 2

Bronze Penguin 2

Bronze Penguin 3

Bronze Penguin 3

The penguins were sculpted by Parry Jones and unveiled in 1999. They are entitled “We are not alone”.

The Dunedin Casino building

The Dunedin Casino building

This rather elaborate old building is now a strip club - classy!

This rather elaborate old building is now a strip club – classy!

I love this old hotel!  Its so pretty!

I love this old hotel! Its so pretty!

All the bustling traffic.... (love a city where you can pretty much cross the road anywhere)

All the bustling traffic…. (love a city where you can pretty much cross the road anywhere)

 

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Slight fixation with socks. At last count, I had enough pairs of socks to last 14 weeks without having repeat a pair. IT geek by profession. Disney nut. 3rd world loan shark (http://Kiva.org ). Finds humour in the inappropriate. Holiday planner extraordinaire. Mum to doglets. Crazy Dachshund lady.

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