Making sense of my photography hobby in retirement

Funk That

Funk That, George Street, Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand, Copyright Chris Gregory 2012

Funk That

That’s what I thought too, until I re-read the sign!  This rather alternative shop is at the northern or university end of George Street, the main shopping street in Dunedin.  It’s here that the cheap eating  restaurants are found.  On Friday and Saturday nights you have to be in early at some of the more popular places before the student crowds hit town for a night out.

Settled by Scottish people, Dunedin is often referred to as the “Edinburgh of the South”. It gets pretty cold here in winter and students at Otago University wrap up in woolen scarfs, usually in the colours of the local provincial rugby team or their favourite beer brand.  Whenever the Otago team plays at home the “scarfies” turn out in force to support them and make their presence known.


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