'It's not often you get to play on an empty street': taking advantage of an empty Hunter Street

WITH a rising sun as their backdrop and not a car in sight, it was the perfect moment to drop in on Hunter Street.

Justin Langford woke up at dawn with skateboarding mate Brendan Worth to capture the city’s main street in a different light.

Figuring it was a rare opportunity to document the occasion, the shot was taken ahead of light rail work kicking off this week – which emptied Hunter Street of cars and congestion between Auckland and Darby streets, with traffic diverted elsewhere.

Light rail construction is set to continue for the next two years.

“We figured Hunter Street is never going to look the same again,” Mr Langford said.

“We wanted to document it in some way and these were the results.

“It’s not often you get to play on an empty street.

“It was definitely something different.”

Since the shot was taken, temporary fencing has been erected along the footpath, preventing pedestrian access to the road.


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