I am usually the short of driver who gets in a car and drives straight to a location. It is the bain on my wife you likes to shop and take photos along the way. I often tell people that she has got very adept at shooting landscapes at 80kph.

Today was quite different. We had some spare time in Wanganui and as i wanted to find old buildings for a competition next year we decided to spend some time driving out along the Whanganui river towards the small settlement of Jerusalem. The road is fairly windy and in parts more closely resembles a driveway than a state highway.

With the amount of time available we never managed to get all the way to our destination but we did find some unusual and worthy subjects which are presented below.

I sneaked into the old house.

I sneaked into the old house.

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The area has a strong Maori influence.

The area has a strong Maori influence.

Anyone need a plate for a new car

Anyone need a plate for a new car

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I am sure this must have have a colourful past.

I am sure this must have have a colourful past.

This pump is in imperial measure so is older than 1967

This pump is in imperial measure so is older than 1967