Saw this when we were just about entering Dunedin district
Dunedin, the Edinburgh of the South houses the very first New Zealand university and has been regarded as New Zealand's architectural heritage capital. There are a lot of well kept Victorian and Edwardian buildings in the city. A trip back to Dunedin brought back a lot of memories. Standing right in front of the famous Otago University clock tower, I wallowed in my time here as a 1st year university student. All the dormant images suddenly came to life flushing back like a movie film, non-stop. And it is still running as I am typing this entry.
We first made a visit to the newly built Chinese Garden. Small but beautiful.
We then had our lunch at one Japanese restaurant
Dunno what name Church. Sorry, forgot the name.
A lot of things has changed after so many years, new campus buildings, new hostels/student apartments etc. I asked Rick to take me back to Dalmore Convent House, the hostel I stayed. Amazingly, the house is still standing strong (It was very very old and kind of shabby by the way). But the surrounding has changed so much that I almost got lost in the area. New student apartments have been built all around it and the grass field where we used to have our snow fight has long gone, so is the goat.
Rick was stunned seeing the convent house, he couldn't believe this is the place I stayed. It is so run-down that he thinks it is not a house for human but "something" else. Hahahahaha. Well, it was the cheapest hostel at that time! And, yes, I did hear some scary stories about the house while staying there! *shudder*
We visited the world steepest street the next morning and indulged ourselves in scrumptious breakfast before jetting back to Wellington.
~The end of Southland Otago road trip~