Mainly West of Queen Street - seen through my lens


Stairs in the Guardian Building

Stairs in the Guardian Building

The New Zealand Guardian Trust Building is a stately old building at 101-107 Queen Street in Auckland’s CBD, with a category 1 heritage listing. It is now transformed into mainly apartments. On the first floor is a branch of PB Technologies (dealers in all things computers), and it is always an experience to go up these stairs of a bygone age. Here they are in black and white.

Also at the same address, in the basement, is “The Guardian Vault“, where you can hire safe deposit boxes. I don’t think my camera would have been welcome there…

For more black and white images check out Dragonstar’s Weekend in Black and White.


  1. jb

    Category 1 heritage listing means that council will give a developer consent to tear it down and build something ugly, right?

  2. Dragonstar

    Stairways were so much more attractive back then. I really like the angle of this shot.

  3. Karen

    Gorgeous iron work and I love the angle of this shot.

  4. Paul

    Nice interesting old building with great stairway. Yep I reckon you were right about the camera and the vault.

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