The Old Post Office was opened in 1914 to replace the original 1880's building. It is sited on the southwest corner of Arawa and Fenton Streets and incorporates a memorial town clock erected in honour of Premier Richard Seddon who died in 1906.
The Old Post Office was built by Snell Brothers of Hamilton and consisted of two floors and a tower with a rough cast cement plaster exterior with decorative timbering. In 1971 the Post Office was forced to move into a larger purpose designed building.
The local Council purchased the building in 1990 and after some restoration it was opened as The Tourism Information Centre in mid 1993.
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bartekp (4746) 2010-07-22 4:18
Very good POV, interesting building. Good colors and sharpness as well.
snunney (79973) 2010-07-22 5:07
A well chosen point of view to show off this attractive building to good effect. I like the rainy atmosphere and the glistening of the car lights on the wet road. Very good sharpness.
Bluejeans (64247) 2010-07-22 5:22
Que lindo este velho edifício dos correios tem uma bela torre com o relógio , bem detalhada a sua decoração com aquelas estrelas , achei lindo o céu , bom ponto de visão e boas cores, parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
dta (63564) 2010-07-22 5:24
Hello Chris ,
A splendid subject , and you 've captured it very well . The framing is excellent , and the grey sky is a superb backdrop . I like the wet road , too , providing an inetersting atmosphere .
sabermonajati (8959) 2010-07-22 5:33
nice architecture you shot and cloudy sky exist amazing background.
macondo (18551) 2010-07-22 6:02
This kind of weather can make for some good photography. Especially when there's such a generous amount of sky and a great composition, one which makes this post office look very imposing. A really expansive picture with great depth and lovely colour. I recall other buildings in Rotorua much like this one.
asajernigan (20658) 2010-07-22 6:08
The off center placement of the building works well with the road leading the eye past the main subject. The inclusion of the tree on the left was a good decision providing excellent balance for the shot. The lighting and colors are great and the dark sky creates great contrast for the shot.
lgir (6827) 2010-07-22 9:27
beautiful image on this building with this particular light after the rain.
With the addition of polarization, the colors are very well rendered.
hemantbuch (1649) 2010-07-22 10:23
A fine photo from one of the most stunning countries in the world. I love the light, the composition and the stormy clouds...very nice indeed.
Fante (5429) 2010-07-22 13:00
excelent POV for this beautiful photo. Lovely and very interesting church. Great view, extremely good sharpness and lovely warm natural colors. Nice cloudy sky. I like it. Great framing with branches on left. Bravo
vasilpro (40861) 2010-07-22 13:58
Wonderful composition, beautiful atmosphere, interesting architecture, lovely colors, excellent light management, very nice POV.
mikolaj_kawa (0) 2010-07-23 0:48
Hello Chris! Amazing post office, wonderful tower, excellent architecture, very fine POV and composition. Superb light and colours. Good sharpness. Very good effect. Well done!
mauro61 (52623) 2010-07-23 0:51
la resa cromatica e davvero bella e incide molto sulla composizione.
Scena ben animata con una gestione della luce perfetta grazie alla scelta del POV,
jhm (135908) 2010-07-23 4:05
Splendid architecture picture with this building as subject.
Lovely notwithstanding the very bad weather.
Nice perspective through your good choice of angle
Composition and sharpness are very well.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
hay_kes (30436) 2010-07-23 12:36
Very beautiful postcard with superb POV and perspective.TFS.
Silvio1953 (117063) 2010-07-26 10:04
Ciao Chris, fantastic perspective on beautiful church, splendid colors, wonderful sky full of clouds, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio
sacavem (18610) 2010-08-16 7:09
Good work to capture this image.
Excellent composition, very nice colours, and sharpness.
kim_gwan (416) 2012-12-31 5:23
You captured this shot like a Medieval Town. Excellent clarity and POV.
jimkil (1720) 2013-07-20 0:12
Fantastic shot Chris amazing clarity in the post office and the weather and light makes it stand out.
- Copyright: Chris Chafer (sandpiper) (6788)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-06-16
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Pentax K100D Super, Sigma 18-50 1:3,5-5,6 DC, ISO 400, Hoya Cir. Polarizer 58 mm
- Exposure: f/13.0, 1/125 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2010-07-22 4:09