My friend the Phantom Westie Photographer (he'll know who I'm talking about when he reads this post. He doesn't want his name mentioned, but I believe in due credit -- he did, after all, succeed with the Rosebank Carpark Mural Challenge) gave this very, very, very long mural a shot or two on a wet and rainy Sunday recently. That time, the cars going to the Sunday Market got in the way.
Today, I thought I'd give it a burl. Basically, I stood on the other side of Rosebank Road, camera in hand, lens primed, and waited for the traffic lights to shift the vehicles away from the line of sight. Bit by bit.
This one (above) came originally from the NZ Herald.
They're a bit out date-wise -- not "1905" but rather "1910." And Edward Wood's children are missing from the far right.
There's a horse and rider missing from this shot, and it may not be from the 1920s -- but those are just quibbles.
The Ash Street murals are the most visible in Avondale, and the most talked-about. They've certainly done their bit to keep our local heritage at the forefront.