Tuesday, March 16, 2010

still in Auckland in 1971

For Aucklanders more nostaglic about what was on land than on the water, here is a photo taken about the same time as the previous one below: looking down Queen Street to the intersection with Wellesley Street (virtually every town in NZ was given a Queen Street, or a Victoria Street, and an Albert Street - and, as in the case of Auckland, sometimes all three).

Nearly all the vehicles visible are British too - the steady replacement with Japanese vehicles didn't begin until a couple of years later. The trolley buses are now history.

The Theatre Centre visible on the building further down is still there, but no longer run by Kerridge Odeon. The 246 sign further down has gone although the building is still there and the ground level was most recently occupied by the troubled Dymocks bookshop chain until last year.

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