I love Vulcan Lane in Auckland and use it often as a thoroughfare to upper High Street, thus avoiding the chaos and clutter of Queen Street. Vulcan Lane is also home to one of my favorite #cleaneats cafes – Raw Power Cafe whose window I shot the above photo from.
For me, Vulcan Lane is one of the few places in Auckland that truly evokes a sense of old European urbanism. Steeped in history, Vulcan Lane first appeared on Auckland’s plans in 1841 as a narrow service alley linking Queen and High Streets, and as an access lane to the merchant houses in Shortland Crescent, or Shortland Street as we know it today.
The photo below has won some acclaim from various photographic communities in New Zealand, and is my attempt to capture the history and urban ‘Europeanness’ that is the delightful Vulcan Lane today ~ Hope you enjoy it.