Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Austrian Bed and Breakfast in Kiwiland - post script

Wednesday, January 16, 2013
oldbearnews editor
hmmm as promised below are some pictures of the original haunts of the (then) young intrepid traveller!! (Thanks Sara for emailing them!!)

Fairhaven - as it is still known.  Myself - I had the task of washing all the windows from the inside . .  and outside at one stage.  Actually that particular building is going soon to be demolished and will make way for a new development in aged care.

Wesley complex near Hagley Park- the old house is under a heritage protection order and the developer could do only a teeny-weeny amount of work in converting the house back into flats! The big structure attached and behind is new and had to be designed so as to "blend in".  Hmmmmmm  Actually this one seems to have survived the earthquakes very well.

Well let's see - there used to be no second story on when we lived there.  Lounge at the far left corner and back of the building and the front corner was his room and the front right corner our bedroom and the lounge is on the other side - along with the essentials of toilet / shower / washroom.  It was also un-insulated - so got cold in winter = nothing that a good coal fire could not cure! Ahhh those where the days in Christchurch when you could still have an open fire with good ol' westcoast coal to heat your house! actually - wonder where they put the staircase in this configuration.  From memory it was a tiny space to start with.

Well - That's all Folks (bugs Bunny)
Have fun

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