Dunedin's grand Railway Station having a quiet morning moment in summer.
Designed by Sir George Troup the station was opened in 1906, one of a handful of elaborate buildings created by Sir George including Wellington railway offices and the Petone, Lower Hutt and Wanganui railway stations.
The ornate design style and detailed embellishment central to his work earning the architect the nickname of 'G i n g e r b r e a d G e o r g e'.
Dunedin railway station is one of the nations most admired buildings and during it's early years when rail was the primary means of land transport the station was the busiest in the country handling 100 trains every day.
Following a successful career, architect George Troup retired from the railways in 1925 and went on to work as a Wellington City Councillor where he was Chairman of the Council's City Works Committee and later Mayor.
In his hometown of Wellington George Troup was influential across many spheres including education, the arts, charity and community organisations. He was a appointed a knight bachelor in 1937 becoming 'Sir George', recognising a man who was highly influential in his field as an architect and in his community.
That's a wrap from us for the week, it's Saturday tomorrow and the Saturday market in Dunedin just happens to be right next to the Railway Station so if you're local and you're curious get yourself a bite for brekkie and check it out!
H a p p y W e e k e n d A l l !