The Racing Pigeons Wonder Who That Lass Wass

The Racing Pigeons Wonder Who That Lass Wass

Somewhere (Burlington Street) in the centre of Dunedin you can find this plaque. That in itself is nothing too shocking; plaques can be found all over this place. But this one is definitely my favourite.

Firstly, because it is so tucked away that most people will walk past it without even noticing it. I swear: there will be loads of people who have passed through this street frequently without ever seeing it.

And secondly, because of the message. Bethesa claims that “War. War never changes.“, and they are right. But love pretty much stays the same as well.

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Burlington Street

Burlington Street (well, partially anyway)

Burlington Street plaque

Plaque reads:

Burlington Street
There is a lady sweet and kind
was never face so pleased my mind
I did but see her passing by
yet will I love her till I die
~
She passed this way, charming
the morning, long years ago
Copied from inscriptions made by an unknown person on a building in this street and is hereby perpetuated through a whimsical gesture of John Roger Davis who funded this plaque after collaborating with the Dunedin Amenities Society.
1986

The Racing Pigeons have to stand on their toes to read the plaque

The Racing Pigeons have to stand on their toes to read the plaque

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