Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Scavenger Hunt #6 A Historical Landmark

This was one of those that I was a little worried about. Not sure what I would take a picture of?
Had a big think about what was classed as a landmark within Hamilton but could come up with nothing. So resorted to the good old computer and had a look to see what Google Search brought up for me.
My first search was for Historical Landmarks in New Zealand? This brought up some of the following:

  1. The beehive building (political building in Wellington)
  2. One Tree Hill
  3. Mount Eden
  4. Goat Island Reserve
  5. Rotorua
Not sure that any of those really classed as an historical landmark, I mean Rotorua is in fact a city not a landmark! Have a feeling this was more of a list of places to visit whenever this way in the world.
I tried to think about landmarks for other countries
  1. Big Ben
  2. Empire State Building
And could think of nothing like that that people here in New Zealand associate with Hamilton.
However then I stumbled across a website explaining about a heritage trail around Hamilton and realised that just over the river was a bunch of places classed within Hamilton as places of importance to the history of Hamilton. I am not actually sure if too many people have wandered around the city determined to view all of these places but I like to think so.

I finally went with a beautiful house in Hamilton that is very old but has also been for sale for the whole time that we have been living here. Now let me tell you, if I had a current $1.4 million to spare then I would have loved to have purchased it, but alas it was not to be, someone finally beat me to it!

Nothing too special from the back on the road

But just look at the front, wow!

Wouldn't just everyone love to have the ability to own and live here?

Although at the end of the scavenger hunt if I had been unable to find an historical landmark or a heart shaped stone (a fill in item you can use if unable to find one of the listed items!) then I could have always just gone with this statue......

That is right...Riff Raff from The Rocky Horror Picture Show
Richard O'Brian the writer, creator and everything else to do with it is well associated with Hamilton and has just returned to live here.
Me, I am not totally all up on this movie, have only watched parts of it. But give me The Crystal Maze from the early 90's and I know exactly who he is!


Alison said...

I remember him from 'The Crystal maze' too! Love the house...but think of all that cleaning!!;)
Alison xx

Maria Ontiveros said...

I love Riff Raff Rocky Horror. Not sure it's a historical marker, but I really, really love it!

Alexis AKA MOM said...

I love this game your playing. I get to see so many cool pictures. This house looks amazing! It looks a little bit like my bosses house on Rhode Island. Just gorgeous!!