LOOKING IN THE SQUARE

A PICTURE RECORDS A MOMENT IN TIME. It will never return, but we have the picture to cherish

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Old Military 'pill box'
This now-decrepit concrete structure was built during World War Two as a guard post to man and help deter any Japanese invasion which might try to enter New Zealand from the sea here at Raglan.

Though the structure is probably as strong now as it was when built it has suffered its exposure to all weathers over the previous 70-odd years. It has also been adorned by the usual mindless graffiti.

4 comments:

iNdi@na said...

i encountered some of these in Denmark last year - had no idea that Aotearoa was blessed with similar monsters!

Dave said...

Hi iNdi@na. Thanks for visiting and your comment. There used to be a few around our coasts but I don't think there are many left now. - Dave

Surto said...

Dave,

I always visit your blog, simple, pleasant but with amazing photos, I became a follower.

Congratulations directly from Brazil

Marcos

Dave said...

Hi Marcos. Thanks for your kind words. Nice to hear from you - Dave

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