'THE MCKAY FAMILIE"S VIRTuAL TOUR OF HAMILTON 2012!!!!'

Hello again. Well it has been 15 years since the original cyber tour of Hamilton and it is one of the most popular www pages on the McKay family page!!! And then one day a while ago we got this email:

HELLO BRUCE. BEFORE I WENT TO HAMILTON FOR THE FIELDAYS I DID YOUR VIRTUAL TOUR OF HAMILTON. VERY GOOD. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. BUT ONE THING IS THAT ALL THE PHOTO'S ARE A BIT 'OUT OF DATE'. TIME TO GET MORE NEWER PHOTOS!
TB HOUGHTON, NORTH CANTERBURY

Well thank you for this useful feedback TB Houghton and our thoughts go to the people of Canterbury. I mentioned this to Cyber Guru Dave McCullough and he said it was time to move to the next module of introduction to cybertography which is "digital" photos! So Sharee loaned Bruce and Doreen her digital camera and we went off taking new photos of the cyber tour.

Cyber Guru Dave McCullough also touched on some topics from the other new module which is about putting photos all on the same page which apparently you can do these days because there is now broadband!!!

So without further a-dew here is the McKay Virtual Tour of Hamilton 2012!!!!

TSB Bank

Bun T TSB
well not sure if i like this. when there was a macdonald's on the corner there was a youth mural initative on the wall of the rubbish bins area. well the macdonadls went away and the tsb bank took over the building and with it they pulled down th e youth mural for their disabled parking area. well this is not on and i think the TSB's should do what macdonald's did and put up a wall to keep youth off the streets.

Fire cat's

firecats fir cats
when we did the module of search engine optimism Cyber Guru Dave McCulloch showed me that the top search term for people getting to this www site is "firecats"!!!!! not sure why!!!1 yes good old firecats is still in its familair home and it looks like they are doing a bit of renovating, making the windows smaller which would be a good eco choice in winter but i t would be quite hot in summer. i (bruce) would like to say that I have not been to firecats since the 90's and that was only the once for a work function

Political Correctness gone made

Fountain Safety rails
NOW THIS IS JUST PC GONE MAD. FOR YEARS there were no fences around the fountain's and then "they" decided there had to be fences around the fountains for "healthy and safety" reasons. welll answer me this: WHATEVER HAPPENED TO THE SPIRIT OF KIWI INGENUITY????

Frankton home of progress

Frankton Industry
This used to be an empty section but now look at it. it is now a bustling car yard with lot's of car's for sale. the sausage factory is still there to the left of this but they have taken down the giant winking sossies which used to upset miriah when she was a wee one.

What happened to Guv'z?

Guvvy's Advertisers
Governer's tavern was always a favourite with the McKay clan. dean enjoyed going there with his mates and doreen and bruce enjoyed meals there in the 70's before it was governer's and when it was just a restaurant. but now it is an advertising agnecy and they have boarded up the windows and put bloody great black things either side of the front door.

Victoria Street

Progress BNZ
well look what has happened here. we have not just the new bnz building but also the ponsy new Novertell hotel is next door and also the sky cities have done up the old post office/down under bar and made it a casino. That's hotel, a bank and a casino and restaurants in a central riverside location: visitor's to hamilton, you don't even need to cross the road!!!!

Waikato Stadium

Rugby Park Stadium
THIS MAKES ME BLOODY PROUD TO BE A HAMILTONIAN. this used to be RUGBY PARK but now it is WAIKATO STADIUM. this is a WORLD CLASS rugbyy facility with night time lighting and stadium seating. it did hamilton proud during the RWC RUGBY WOLRLD CUp where it hosted THREE games and it has proven itself time and time again as the home ground of the Chief's franchise in the Super 15. also hosts pet shows

Musical loo's

Toilets Toilets
Well well well of all the places that the McKay family visited on the vityual tour of hamilton this one has changed the least. it is good to know that some things never change, except for the ivy that has grown up over the pergola which adds some class to it. bruce would like to say that he still does not like the music that plays when he is trying to take a #$%@!!!! the sign says there is "free wifi" so you can surf the internet when you are on the dunny!!!

Rockey horror show

THIS WAS NOT HERE IN 1997
HERE IS A NEW ONE. this is the Riff Ralf statue which is accross from the musical loo's. YOU WOULD NOT WANT TO FIND THIS FELLOW LOOKING AT YOU SITTING ON THE BOG IF THE DOOR ACCIDENTALLY OPENED BY ACCIDENT!!! LOL. Riff Ralf is a chracter from the Rockey Horror Show which is a film that is a favourite off sharee and miriah. they even dressed up and went along to the opening. not my cup of tea but it put's hamilton on the map which is a positive in my book!!!!

WELL THAT IS ALL I HOPE YOU LIKED IT AND ENJOY YOUR VISIT TO HAMILTON VIRTUAL OR REAL!!!

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