|One Tree Hill|
Not the official 'hill', that is in Auckland, but at least this hill had a tree on it. Someone cut down the one on One Tree Hill in Auckland, in protest at something or other.
Friday, 13 May 2016
A house or two
After we, my sis and I, had been walking on the rail trail one day, my GKB took us for a drive around the countryside. The area we were in is known as the Strath Taieri. Quite barren, as you can see.
As we were driving back to the camping ground we saw this little cottage way out in the middle of nowhere. Imagine being a settler lady coming to live in this barren landscape. I don't think I would have liked it. Not my cup of tea at all.
This is the same little house, zoomed. You can see the roof is missing and a tree is growing in the living area, it rather took
my eye. Further back down the road was this house,
this one was occupied. They are built from local stone.
Above is the view from the road and below is one of the back of the house taken from the roadside as well. Can you see the sky dish? It rather spoils the effect of the old house , but I suppose even in a house of this age you want the mod cons. And look at those stock pens - this looks like a holding area for stock going to the works. (abattoir).
Across the road was this more modern cottage,
it looked loved with a nice tidy front yard and fresh paint.
I think these must be farm cottages, but I am guessing.
This little stone house was near the road and quite derelict as well. Not much of it left at all. I do wonder when these old stone cottages were deserted, and why? It seems a shame.
And that is it from me for the moment. Next week Sis and I are walking again, weather permitting. We'll be fine as long as
the wind drops and it doesn't snow. If it does I certainly
won't be walking anywhere.
joining Amy at:Diana