The Bath House, home of Rotorua Museum, closed until further notice. Image: Su Leslie 2019
The 2016 earthquake centred around Kaikoura in the South Island, left its mark on many other parts of New Zealand.
Seven hundred kilometres away, the much-loved (and much-photographed) 1908 Bath House in Government Gardens, Rotorua, was deemed unsafe for use and closed for earthquake strengthening.
North Wing, The Bath House, Rotorua. Image: Su Leslie 2019
The processes of working out how strengthening can be done, how long it will take — and how much it will cost — are underway.
Meanwhile, there are no visitor voices in the rather lovely galleries, and no footsteps on the parquet floors.
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