|All photos (apart from one obvious exception) taken by me, April 2010.|
Now, as much as I love slagging off hideous architecture, I don't want Mow Your Lawn! to get too bogged down in rants like the sort I just published about the Elizabeth Tower Hotel. So I thought I would fairly quickly follow it by showcasing the other side of the blog: the fascinating world of derelict and decaying man-made structures. Today's subject is the very decrepit Waiotira railway station in the middle of nowhere, lost somewhere in the rolling hills of the Northland region of New Zealand, a couple of hours out of Auckland.
|The old back platform is in the foreground. If you can tell.|
|Waiotira, June 1985. Credit: jeffpylenz; source.|
|The old goods yard, with Waiotira township behind.|
|Well there's SOME platform surface left!|
Rating: Vacant, which I think translates to about Unpleasant on our oh-so-formal rating system.