Looking At Houses

Remember when I visited the  Sunbeam Milk Bar  in Gore? We took a walk along a street while there and found the different properties very interesting, a surprising number of art deco details evident. They’re humble abodes but I felt very at-home with the houses in this street; I remember that, in regard to the first house shown below Nigel referred to it as being very “honest”. I really liked that term!

Gore, Southland, New Zealand. Photos taken 25 January 2019


This house had a for sale sign out front. Cool art deco boundary wall.

gore_street_01Taken by Nigel

A boundary hedge is common in New Zealand. Nice little art deco gate. Some of the windows arched at the top. Nice!

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We walked around a corner to find this beautifully maintained ex state house

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I’ve enlarged the window area to show the cute pukeko (swamp hen) ornament

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This property has seen better days! Its kinda cute with its curving path lead-in.

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Restrained art deco

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And the full-on art deco beauty next door (2 photos). The first photo is heavily light-adjusted for the really bright midday light; the second one has medium adjustment.

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Text by Liz, first photo by Nigel and the rest by Liz; Exploring Colour (2019)

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  1. Synchronicity rules with you and me it seems! You will not believe this Liz … but that house with the pukeko in the window was where my Nana and Granddad lived for ten or so happy years! I had happy times staying there as a kid and when I went to Gore High School, would go to my Nana’s there in that house for many happy lunches. Happy memories. I love that house.

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      1. Isn’t it? Out of a whole town, that I should end up taking photos in that very street and of that very house! It’s not even like I take many photos of houses. Hahaha.. quite mind blowing Tanja 🙂

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