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January 14, 2010

Location Signs: Glen Eden

Filed under: Glen Eden,Location Signs — paul @ 6:59 am

Location Signs: Glen Eden

Location Signs: Glen Eden


This sign appears on several approaches to Glen Eden. Here we show the one that is located in Glenview Road, next to Waikumete Cemetery, one of the largest cemeteries of the Southern hemisphere.
Focal point of the sign is the Art Deco style Playhouse Theatre. There are also references to the Waitakere Ranges which form the backdrop of the area, as well as the railway line and nikau palms so characteristic of the bush.

Why is there no reference to the Waikumete Cemetery? The answer appears in minutes of the New Lynn Community Board:
“Much debate was held over the inclusion of an image based on the cemetery, when the main intention of the “logo” project was to assist with revitalisation of Glen Eden. It was agreed that an appropriate and acceptable image of the cemetery would be very difficult to choose and was therefore excluded from the final design as presented
here.”

[Obviously, ‘revitalisation’ and cemeteries don’t mix.]

The design of the logo is by Graeme Gash, a local artist.

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