Friday, February 11, 2011

Symonds Street's tram stop toilets

The Grafton Bridge had just been completed in 1910 -- and so, to help those in need of shelter while waiting for the tram along Symonds Street, Auckland City Council built this beside the new bridge that year: the Symonds Street tram stop and toilet.

Hard to get a good shot of it in all its glory these days. It took a while to wait for enough buses and cars to leave the scene between the toilets and the other side of the road.  This was a lucky attempt. A second later, it was back to traffic jam again.

1 comment:

  1. I do love this building and these are fantastic captures.

    It reminds me of something out of Alice in ornate, quirky and busy.