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Relic

Weekly Photo Challenge: Relic

rel·ic  [rel-ik] noun

2. an object having interest by reason of its age or its association with the past: a museum of historic relics.

Old Government Buildings 1

The Old Government Building is situated on Lambton Quay in Wellington, New Zealand. It was completed in 1876, and is the second-largest wooden building in the world.

Door_Old Government Buildings

It is a simple but beautiful building, and I decided only to take photos of the outside (though it may have been warmer inside the building as it was a grey, cold winter day) because I see the outside of the building as it is situated diagonally across from my workplace. There is something about the simplicity of this grand structure that has always caught my eye.

Old Government Buildings 4

Out front a bronze statue of Prime Minister Peter Fraser strides off to Parliament

“It is indeed a terrible thing and a reflection on our civilization that, in a land of plenty, children should lack sufficient to eat…” Peter Fraser, NZ Prime Minister 1940 – 1949

(more photos here)

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