The family is now spread out over NZ. We stayed in a Motel close to his new residence, where we didn't sleep through the night. Not because of him moving but the alarm went of at 1.00 pm. One guest had been showering for about half an hour which apparently set the alarm off. Three fire engines arrived. The lady in question, dressed in a towel, entertained herself making selfies with the firemen.
The trucks disappeared again but the alarm kept going as the key of the shop below didn't work as the lock had been replaced. It took about two hours to track down the person with the key, so we could sleep in peace again.
I love the old buildings in Dunedin but my favourite is the Railway Station. It is said to be one of the most beautiful railway stations in the world. It was first opened in 1906 and designed by George Troup. He was nicknamed Gingerbread George after designing this building.
Part of the beautiful interieur of the Railway Station with the original ticket office windows.
On Sunday morning we visited another treat: Larnach castle which is NZ land's only castle. It was build around 1871 and residence of William Larnach. The castle was restored by Margaret Baker.The rooms inside are beautiful.
The best part is when you go through a winding staircase up into a tower and you end up on the roof , where you have breath taking views.
View on the front garden
Moi, entering the roof
Alice in wonderland
Quote from the book by Lewis Carroll
"I wonder if I shall fall right through the earth! How funny it’ll seem to come out among the people that walk with their heads downwards! The antipathies I think… but I shall have to ask them what the name of the country is, you know. Please Ma’am, is this New Zealand?"
The gardens are absolutely stunning and it was a pleasure to wander around on this beautiful summer day.
Oh and these views. William had a rest on this beautiful spot.
I loved Dunedin. I could live there. Maybe one day