Day Fifty One: Doin’ Dunedin

Once again I find myself in Dunedin, the “Edinburgh of the South“. And here is the totally amazing thing about being here this time– IT’S SUNNY AND WARM! I know, it makes for over exposed photographs. I don’t care, it’s just nice to be able to walk around town and not need to always have my hoodie on!

One of the first things on my agenda was taking a walk down to the historic train station to buy my ticket for Friday’s trip out to Taieri Gorge.

train station

train stained glass

train Taieri Gorge train

train tickets and information

Outside the train station.  This rose had the largest and most rose hips I have EVER seen on one plant.

Outside the train station.
This rose had the largest and most rose hips I have EVER seen on one plant.

Once I had my ticket booked, and it’s a darn good thing I bought it when I did because the train is filling up with people who are going to be in town on a cruise ship, I took a short walk over to the Otago Settler’s Museum down the street from the train station. As with many of the museums I’ve visited in New Zealand, this one had a very large pounamu (greenstone) “touchstone” by the entry way. People are encouraged to touch the stone on the way in, which I think is nice.

Otago Settler's Museum

Hard to tell size from the photo, but it's very large, probably a meter long.

Hard to tell size from the photo, but it’s very large, probably a meter long.

OSM pounamu sign

They had an entire room, all four walls filled top to bottom with photos of early settlers.

They had an entire room, all four walls filled top to bottom with photos of early settlers.

The detail and styling on this dress were amazing!! Makes me want to sew.

The detail and styling on this dress were amazing!!
Makes me want to sew.

Small car, sized for Mr. Toad's wild ride!

Small car, sized for Mr. Toad’s wild ride!

OSM Carrier wagon

OSM fire brigade wagon

See, Darryl? They have a Hoover on display just like Okain's Bay Museum!

See, Darryl? They have a Hoover on display just like Okain’s Bay Museum!

Remember the HUGE one in Oamaru that was the swing set? This is a REAL one!

Remember the HUGE one in Oamaru that was the swing set? This is a REAL one!

OSM Tiger Bus

OSM Triumph 6T

OSM Triumph sign

OSM Triumph speed sign

And then I came across this, and it was SO COOL I just wanted to stay there and take photos all day. Unfortunately, there is almost no way to get a good shot of the interior of the caravan, in spite of the fact that there’s a window at the back (original design), the glare killed all the photos but one. The guy who made this trailer did some seriously nice work on the interior cabinetry!

OSM caravan and Buick

Interior, taken through the back window of the trailer (looking over the mattress)

Interior, taken through the back window of the trailer (looking over the mattress)

OSM caravan side view

OSM caravan sign 1

OSM caravan sign

OSM caravan tow hitch

OSM AA Road Service car

I think that if you can remember these you are officially OLD (like me!).

I think that if you can remember these you are officially OLD (like me!).

And what blog post would be complete without at least ONE random mural? Here it is:

Mural lizard

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One Response to Day Fifty One: Doin’ Dunedin

  1. Dian says:

    That trailer is marvelous!

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