St. Stephen's Boarding School
St. Stephen's is a work of architectural beauty situated in Bombay Hills, a suburb of Auckland. Originally a boarding school for Maori boys, it closed its doors for the last time in the year 2000. With an uncertain future, it's now been boarded up, condemned and closed off to the public. A chance encounter with a friendly local enabled me to get up close and personal with this abandoned piece of history. Despite not knowing about it, I was privileged to walk among the grounds imagining what life would have been like when the place was filled with boisterous students.