Inside Dunedin Railway Station

Inside Dunedin Railway Station

In relatively new country such as New Zealand it is rare to find very old buildings. The most architecturally impressive I have found so far is Dunedin Railway Station. What was must unexpected was the interior. With the ornate mosaic floor, old wooden doors and benches, walking through the main entrance was like stepping back in time one hundred years.

Manapouri Hydroelectric Power Station

Manapouri Hydroelectric Power Station

This is the main machine hall at New Zealand’s largest hydroelectric power station. Not the most photogenic subject I captured that day, but an amazing engineering achievement for the country. This hall, along with the rest of the power station, was excavated from solid granite rock, 200 metres below Lake Manapouri. Built between 1964 and 1971. The seven blue machines are the generators at the top of each seven turbines that extend far below the floor.

Interior of the Thean Hou Temple

Interior of the Thean Hou Temple

The Thean Hou Temple was difficult to get to using public transport but it was well worth the effort. I went for the view looking across to Kuala Lumpur’s city centre. What surprised me the most was the sense of peace that the temple had, even with crowds of tourists there. Above is the interior, showing the main altar with Mazu in the centre. Mazu is a Chinese goddess of the sea.

Salisbury Cathedral Font

Salisbury Cathedral Font

The modern font sits in the middle of Salisbury Cathedral. At three metres across it can be difficult to capture a photograph of the whole thing as the cathedral is popular with tourists. The surface of the water reflected the colourful stained glass windows. So I zoomed in and got low to frame this photograph. In the end I had to take two images, one with the font in focus and one with the reflection in focus. Later using Photoshop to blend the two images together.