Still Standing Strong by coffeebean

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This is where my great grandparents lived and raised their family. The old house has been empty for many many years but still stands quite proudly in a farm paddock at Mount Somers, Mid Canterbury, New Zealand.
I like to go see it now and then…’s also so nice to see something of the early years of New Zealand’s history still standing.

Hi my name is Jenny Stewart, I live in a small town called Geraldine in the South Island of New Zealand.
Photography inspires me and helps me really “see” so many wonderful things that are all about us.
I am an amateur photographer who loves this wonderful adventure with the camera and I would like to hopefully create a few memorable photos along the way.

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  • savosave
    savosavealmost 7 years ago

    Nice find Jenny

  • Thank you very much David, they must have used pretty good building materials then.

    – coffeebean

  • Thanks for that sorry late reply :)

    – coffeebean

  • DiannaLee
    DiannaLeealmost 7 years ago

    this is fantastic…isn’t time amazing….life! History! ….what a lovely little bit of family history. I enjoyed looking and reading about it:)

  • Hey thank you so much for your lovely thoughts and comments, I’m so glad you enjoyed this.

    – coffeebean

  • Sharon A. Henson
    Sharon A. Hensonalmost 7 years ago

    You are so lucky to be able to visit your family history…..lovely shot !

  • I know I am, it’s great…thank you so much Sharon.

    – coffeebean

  • brirose55
    brirose55almost 7 years ago

    great family memories brill shot

  • Sally Omar
    Sally Omaralmost 7 years ago

    Jenny, Really nice shot!!! SAlly xxoo

  • jwawrzyniak
    jwawrzyniakalmost 7 years ago

    ahhh memories! what a great shot! love the cropping!

  • grnidlady
    grnidladyalmost 7 years ago

    wonderful that it is still standing. thanks for sharing!

  • pryere
    pryerealmost 7 years ago

    Amazing, a lovely shot with a fascinating history.

  • mieclarke
    mieclarkealmost 7 years ago

    Love these old stuff…beautiful!

  • niggle
    nigglealmost 7 years ago

    great shot of the old house Jenny, good to go back to your roots, and just take some time

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