Villiers (dianavilliers) wrote,

Karori sanctuary

This wildlife sanctuary at the edge of Wellington is built on the site of the city's former water supply. There are two dams in this gully, and here I am standing on the older one. It was built in the late 19th C which explains the architectural style of the valve house. The newer dam is further up and is mostly empty, since someone realised that having a large body of water suspended above the capital city and sitting on a faultline was a Really Bad Idea.
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