5 and 7 Nicholas St, Auckland

What a surprise to find these 2 original cottages hidden away down Nicholas Street!

Until tipped off about them recently I had no idea they existed in amongst a wall of apartment blocks. As one of Auckland's earliest suburbs it's interesting to imagine what it would have been like amongst 100's of other Victorian houses. I can almost hear the night soil man clattering his way down the narrow alley on it's daily run - some things have changed for the better!