Thursday, November 26, 2009

Chelsea Sugar Refinery


Image from Wikipedia

I can see this view from a distance, across the Waitemata Harbour. Hard to miss the buildings which seem pink and stand out from the verdant green of the bush around it.

The Chelsea Sugar Refinery has been going since 1883. Its history is intimately tied up with that of Birkenhead.

Last Saturday, my friend Molly took me on a spontaneous vehicular tiki-tour of that part of Birkenhead -- so I got to see the refinery buildings and site close-up for the first time ever. These are the resulting (also spontaneous, quick-grab of the camera) photos.








 



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