I tried taking the usual bad ‘visitor’ happysnaps
but seriously (no tourists were shoved aside to take these)
Destination Dunedin managing the trade-offs between risk and innovation….
*Enterprise Dunedin, hope you’ve got a section or three about that in your destination plan
On Monday I was quickly(!) photographing post-iD architectural details inside Dunedin Railway Station – it was absolutely no more than 3 minutes by smartphone – when an Asian tourist abruptly told me to get out of the way so her male partner could get a shot. Moi ? I was there first, just walking and clicking – there was no crowd – the visitor arrogance was slightly disgusting.
It could happen anywhere. People sheeple.
The following at ODT, however, is much much worse.
Quite frankly the residents of Baldwin St should seek police and legal action.
It’s YOUR homes, YOUR property, YOUR privacy that’s being abused.
The council can help. The ED can help.
[A steep street of No Trespass notices and snarling bullmastiffs has its own photographic charm.]
Good on Sharon Hyndman for speaking out.
I wouldn’t be in her shoes, for all ‘the world’.
### ODT Online Wed, 29 Mar 2017
Privacy breaches upset resident
By David Loughrey
A sharp rise in visitor numbers to the world’s steepest street has resulted in one Dunedin resident speaking out about tourists she says are walking on to her property and peering in the windows. Baldwin St resident of 17 years Sharon Hyndman took her cause to a Dunedin City Council public forum yesterday. She said some tourists had “issues with the concept of privacy and private property”. That meant she had people walking down her drive, on to her deck, and peering in her windows, once or twice a week …. Others parked in her driveway, and did “not always co-operate” when asked to leave. One man had even entered her property and stood on an outdoor table to take a photograph.
Posted by Elizabeth Kerr
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*Image: pinimg.com – bullmastiff tweaked by whatifdunedin