Sunday, January 25, 2009

Wheels: excavators

These giant machines demolished what was once Three Kings,

Now it is only Big King, the sole king left. The three peaked volvano was drastically quarried over the years for the red scoria it contains, and only one of the three large peaks (Big King) remains today, largely because of the water tank that was built on its summit at the beginning of the 20th century.

Big King is the property of the Auckland City Council and being a public reserve will not be quarried.

How sad it is that the natural environment is destroyed.

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