© 2010 Lynsey

264 – Valley houses

Aro Valley is one of the old quarters of Wellington – still plenty of quaint (and antiquated) Victorian houses to be found. Some have been discovered by loving owners who renovate them sensitively, others are ladies in waiting.

I was really taken by these three houses perched up on the hillside – Te Aro’s answer to Les Triplettes de Belleville – one room wide. I’m standing on the road trying to figure out how to get up to the next floor and I realise the locals are staring at me. I can hear what’s running through their minds: Tourists!

I think the houses are kind of like land boats – I’d love to have a look through one – and it’d be fun to do the renovation to create to a beautiful land boat of our own. Admit it, they’re fun looking houses.

18. Every day express love. Some people need to hear it. Most people need to see it. Don’t take it for granted.
32. Every day have a laugh.
41. Every day use your mind. It is the greatest technology ever created.

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