Monday, September 29, 2014

Dunedin Railway Station

This magnificent train station is constructed from Otago Stone (a dark, volcanic stone from Kokonga) and a lime stone from the Oamaru district. The area in front of the station is called the Anzac Square after the Australian and New Zealand troops who served in WWI. Built from 1903-1906, this station was the busiest railway station in NZ. Designed by architect George Troup, the building earned him the nickname "Gingerbread George." It is the most celebrated building in Dunedin and the most photographed in all of New Zealand.

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