Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Alphabe-Thursday: Letter Q for quarry.

Three Kings, the King lives, long lives the King.

This king, Big King, is the sole surviving volcanic peak from what was Three Kings. Now it is a playing field and is quite a nice climb up to the water tank. The other kings had become a quarry.

These giant machines demolished what was once Three Kings,

Now it is only Big King, the sole king left. The three peaked volvano was drastically quarried over the years for the red scoria it contains, and only one of the three large peaks (Big King) remains today, largely because of the water tank that was built on its summit at the beginning of the 20th century.

Big King is the property of the Auckland City Council and being a public reserve will not be quarried.

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