Aug 26, 2008

A Different View...


Detail from an elevated southerly view of the Christchurch CBD from the roof of the long derelict Christchurch Women's Hospital on Colombo Street.

From a Slackninja photographic essay, the accompanying text is not without interest either:

"...the place is a lot bigger than it looks, although you can move through it exceptionally fast, after wandering through wards and consulting rooms (which makes up the bulk of the complex) we found our way into the admin block and stared in amazement at the largest number of spent 9mm marker rounds I have ever seen in my life and more spoons and pins from practice grenades than you can shake a stick at, we then went rapidly through more wards and misc staircases and made our way to the roof, which was awesome, in the fact that it spans the three largest buildings..."

5 comments:

kuaka said...

Darn SAS not cleaning up after themselves, again...

neat pic.

Canterbury Heritage said...

It's curious just what doesn't make it to the news in Godzone.

My house, without warning, was recently used by the Armed Offenders Squad as a vantage point. Nothing like a guy dressed in black from head to foot, coming over the back fence with a sub-machine gun, to totally freak one out.

Anonymous said...

These guys are great

Canterbury Heritage said...

Totally agree.

If I was half a century younger...

Anonymous said...

Crying shame.