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Swimming

Auckland central is a weird place in that in the middle of towering buildings or bustling streets, there would be a park. Not a tiny 'reserve' found like an obnoxious weed throughout suburbs, but actual nicely matured parks. Albert Park being probably the largest ones, Myers Park bordered by K Road, the dark and damp, countless parks as transitional areas - there's always somewhere to lay on the grass and have a picnic even against the city air trapped with toxic gases.

The other day, I found this one on a vintage lamppost in a park near Auckland University. A really pleasant park really, my park of choice on the way down to Parnell. 'NO SWIMMING' strikes me, as I look onward to yet more urban majesty, reminding me of the sea, summer, the beach behind it. Funny how a small piece of street 'art' such as this can take me away to so far.


2 comments:

  1. Hahaha lol, that sign has been there for ages. There used to be another no swimming sign just next to it on a drinking fountain but both it was removed a coupleof years ago I think.

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  2. That's great. I'll have to hunt that sign out. Would be great to have one put up in the bathroom!

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