Sunday, January 25, 2009

Wheels: Giant Trucks

Tens of thousands of these giant trucks must have carried the red scoria that two volcanic peaks at Three Kings were flattened over the history of Auckland . Winstone company must have drastically quarried over the years.

I was walking along Mt Eden Road when I saw these trucks zoomed past me. Before I could have my camera ready, they had gone. So many of them went past, that it wasn't funny. Eventually, this one stopped at the traffic lights.

It makes me wonder, if the government had not decreed the volcanic mountains to be protected, if it was left to commercial enterprise, would the very tourist areas of Mt Eden and One Tree hill be flattened as well?

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