Thanks. I was only there for a few hours, but it is undoubtedly a very striking place & full of character.
This building was one of the few that did not get damaged in the 1931 earthquake which destroyed most of Napier. In the mid eighties though it was classed as an earthquake risk and had to be strengthened to comply with the latest building codes
Chris, you have a wonderful gallery. All shots are of exceptional quality!
Steve thanks for looking and the comments
Just had a look at some of your images I am more than impressed you have some great work. I was over for a whistle stop tour on June and still not sure if I should have been earlier or later. Autum colour had gone and not enough snow. All the more reason to return next year
I cant imagine how cold it is here? I came across your website while doing a bit of research on a trip to NZ. What I did not realise until I got home and went to load a few photos was that I had been to Butchers Dam. How often do these conditions occur?
Ian I love the colours in this one this place has so many moods It was early June when I was there so not a lot of colour. I am amazed at the hoar frost images taken around this lake in winter though.
This looks rather cold I was over ther a few weeks ago and did not realise I was at Butchers Dam. I beleive this is one of the coldest places in NZ that is not on the top of a mountain. BTW you need the correct spelling for Hoar not the hooker type spelling you have LOL
Thanks for visiting Chris. I agree, a long exposure with lights would be great, but would need a bit more organisation than I had time for that afternoon!
Thanks Chris :-)