beaten and battered
but still the heart beating
too old now to live there
cold hands and feet
need warmer climes
was always hard
This tower was built as a memorial to the 513 people from the district who died in the First World War. It is built with cemented marine sandstone from a nearby quarry. Unfortunately this tower is 104 feet high with a spiral of 176 steps to the top, and with my fear of heights I haven’t been able to photograph the view from the top… The sandstone is estimated to be more than 2 million years old.
Having heaps of trouble uploading photos on my computer right now so quality is compromised…
This is from a photo by dilipsnaps
I was fascinated by the old plaster textures – first attempt.
On to Temuka – and the weather progressively becoming colder and wetter as we travelled. So many ‘no vacancy’ signs, but we finally found a room in a little motel at our destination. The traffic noise all night was horrendous, and this is where the rain caught up with us in earnest, so torrential that the roof of our unit leaked and we had to move. But good to be able to spend some time with my sister.
Not good weather for photos, but there were some lovely old buildings in the town – notice the opportunistic tree on the facing. (Fearless Fred would have enjoyed those big puddles)
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