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Dunedin - New Zealand Edinburgh. P.1.

Uritsk Andrey • 3 minutes read • April 25th, 2016

Dunedin 

has close historical connections to the Scottish city of Edinburgh. In fact, Dunedin is an old Gaelic name for Edinburgh, and many streets in this New Zealand city have Scottish titles. Some Scottish traditions have also remained here since the first Presbyterians settlers arrived in the country in 1848. The city center is an octagonal square, the 

Octagon

, around which a few blocks are occupied by administrative buildings - the best examples of Victorian and Edwardian style architecture in the country. Dunedin's center is very compact and you can easily get around it in an hour and a half of free time.
This is the Dunedin railway station, perhaps, the most beautiful building in Dunedin.

And here is Octagon - octagonal square in the center:

This is the Robert Burns Monument (some of the local students for some reason stuck a bottle in his hand)...

And here are young buskers:

Let's walk through the surrounding neighborhoods:

Here are birch trees

And here is 

Knox Church

:

This is the Royal Garden:

And this is a statue of Queen Victoria:

If I understand correctly, below is a monument of a local leader, erected in 1898 by the citizens - well, that means he was a good man, otherwise the citizens wouldn't have erected the monument.

The First Church - along with the station, it is one of the masterpieces of urban architecture.

January. We already celebrated Christmas and here you can find lush green maple leaves growing:
Author: Uritsk
Source: uritsk.livejournal.com
Translated by: Olesya Zhukova

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