Saturday, 28 February 2015

The Pump House

Lots of work going on at our place. Fencing is still in development and two rooms are being done up. The shops I visit lately are mostly building material places. One is however a treat to go to and I went here on my own yesterday to buy a small stained glass window. More about that later. I also made some pictures as it looks like a museum.


The place is the Pump House, a demolition yard with building materials and lots of quirky things
The building dates from the late 1800's and how astonishing that it survived the earthquake. The earthquake is already 4 years ago (22 February 2011) and the rebuild goes in the same slow pace as our house


A statue of Robert Wadlow , the tallest man who has ever lived His height: 2.72 mtr


An Indian greets you at the entrance


When going upstairs you can't miss a giant knight in shining armour


I loved this rikshaw as well




This  piece was hanging from the ceiling. No idea what it is but it is gorgeous.


In a big hall where doors and windows are stored, your eyes get caught by the fairy tales on the wall

10 comments:

  1. That is a nice place to hang around and watch all the items. They certainly have nice things. I like that coloured wheel? with flowers on the ceiling.

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  2. What a fun/interesting place to visit Marja. Such diverse things to look at and buy. I bet you enjoyed your time there, wandering around by yourself. Did you buy the stained glass window you were looking for?
    I love stained glass windows. I have many in my house, some I have made myself and others I have purchased. Stained glass adds wonderful character and colour to a home.
    Peggy xxxxxx

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  3. I so hope you bought the rick shaw!!! What a very cool demolition place.

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  4. There are many treasures to be found in demolition yards. It must be fun visiting, & I look forward to seeing your stained glass window.

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  5. A statue of Robert Wadlow , the tallest man who has ever lived His height: 2.72 mtr

    I feel for the guy, I'm 1.9 meters tall and my back and knees have bothered me for years.

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  6. Wow, wat een aparte winkel, lijkt me heerlijk om eens rond te neuzen. Mooie foto ook, die eerste met de schaduw op de muur. Fijne zondag nog!

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  7. That looks a fun place to visit. I hope you found what you were looking for.

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  8. What a fascinating place this is... Looks full of very interesting things... x That piece from the ceiling looks like an old wagon wheel, but curved LOL.. beautiful what ever.. xxx

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  9. What a fabulous place, Marja. And seeing an Indian statue in New Zealand was a hoot.

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  10. Hi Marja - what an amazing place .. I loved that ceiling rondel - I'd love that in a conservatory ... so the light would come through - lots of treasures here .. fascinating .. cheers Hilary

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