New Zealand is a young country, and though not in the same league as Europe we do still have some beautiful (younger) heritage and historical buildings. But sadly it seems the government gives too much free reign to distasteful developers, allowing these old buildings to be demolished for cheap eyesores. I do wonder what this city will look like in another 50 years. Where will our history go?
So sometimes I dream of places like these (bern switzerland, cuenca spain, dinant belgium and portofino italy):
But just so you don't go away thinking I am unpatriotic, here is an image of my hometown in Hawkes Bay, shot by local Sandy Austin early one morning this year:
And Havelock North is, in fact, a small seaside village!
top four images via flexijourney