Sunday, 10 August 2014

Parnell Houses


Parnell is an inner city suburb of Auckland.
Part of it's charm are the pretty
old Edwardian and Victorian 
villas and bungalows.


In recent years real estate prices have soared
because of it's proximity to the CBD.
The old houses are being lovingly restored
to their former glory.





The photo above is the shopping area in Parnell
where there are some lovely boutiques,
cafes and restaurants.

When the cruise ships are in port
passengers often do a tour of Parnell!




I'm joining Judith of Lavender Cottage for
(Judith has taken over the reins from Mary)
Thank you for hosting Judith
I was hoping someone would keep the party going
as it's one of my favourites!



Also joining Arija, Gattina, Lady Fi, Sylvia Sandy and Jennifer for

Our World Tuesday
Join an eclectic group of bloggers from around the world!





I'm also joining TexWisGirl of The Run*A*Round Ranch Report for
 Thursday Fences


Thank you everyone for visiting
wishing you all a wonderful new week

take care and
be kind to one another

Merci à bientôt



Shane











27 comments:

Janneke said...

Ever so beautiful these Victorian and Edwardian style houses!

Patricia said...

Parnell is a really pretty place, Shane. I love those pastel and lace houses - gorgeous! xxx

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

It's wonderful to see old homes restored and enjoyed again! (and I saw fences as soon as I looked at your photos...it's getting to be a habit!) Love your mosaic, too! Enjoy your day! Hugs, Diane

Rustic Vintage Country said...

Parnell looks a fabulous place, those buildings are just wonderful. x

Madeline's Album said...

These Victorian homes are just beautiful. I especially like the gingerbread trim on them When my husband was doing woodwork he made and sold a lot of his gingerbread trim. Great photos. Have a blessed day. Madeline

Donna said...

I am squealing over all of that gorgeous gingerbread trim. Lovely!

eileeninmd said...

I love the Victorian homes, they are beautiful. Parnell looks like a lovely town to visit!! Great post and photos! Enjoy your new week!

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Such a pretty area and I noticed the Victorian gingerbread trim right away.
Thank you for linking to Mosaic Monday Shane.

Vee said...

What a quaint location! I enjoyed seeing the charming cottages and shopping area. I am sure that this little town loves the cruise ships.

Lorrie said...

The gingerbread trim on those pretty houses is the icing on the cake. So delicately done. I can see why this area would be a cruise ship attraction.

Jackie @ travelnwrite said...

We visited Parnell just last fall - we were on a cruise ship but visited the area on our own as part of a walking tour of Auckland. It is a charming area and one we will long remember.

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Shane,
Lovely Victorian looking city is Parnell. Those homes do show the ginger bread that is also very popular here in the South of the USA. It gives a home such charm!
Enjoy your week.
Hugs,
Mariette

Raewyn said...

Our daughter lived in Parnell for a little while and it was lovely to visit and wander around the area; it is gorgeous with all the old cottages.

Kokila Gupta said...

Hi, This is my first visit here and am smitten by the sheer beauty of your pics n posts....
PS . loved your profile,It resonated well with me :)

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Parnell looks like a wonderful place to live and visit! I love its Victorian era architecture

My name is Riet said...

What a beautiful place and I love those victorian and Edwardian looking houses and shops. Have a good week Shane.

Fun60 said...

Those buildings are so attractive. It's good to hear they are being restored.

Marilyn said...

How I would love visiting Parnell. It does look beautiful!

Jim said...

Beautiful. I have posted a house today too.

Photo Cache said...

love love love Victorian houses.

Donna said...

OmWord! What a lovely place to visit!
Love the photos!
hughugs

Poppy said...

What a charming place, a real life storybook scene with the prettiest houses! How wonderful that they are being restored and rejuvenated!

Thanks for sharing, Shane. Enjoy your week, my friend!

Hugs,
Poppy

Jeanie said...

I should love very much to live there! They should hire you to be their visitor's bureau chief!

TexWisGirl said...

such beautiful and quaint homes! i can see why it would be so popular to reside there! thanks for joining in with good fence with these beauties!

Felicia said...

lovely victorian homes and great picket fences.

CJ said...

Lovely homes and fences.

Pamela Gordon said...

What a beautiful old neighbourhood! I love the Victorian style of homes and cottages. I hope your winter is going well and I guess your spring will be arriving soon as we step into fall next month. Hugs. Pam

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