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2024 New Zealand photo book - Central Otago building at sunset

As a fan old buildings and historical New Zealand architecture, I couldn't resist shooting this Central Otago historical drapery building at sunset.

I found this many years ago, and even over the passage of time it hasn't decayed as much as I thought! It looked the same 5 years ago, 10 years ago, and probably even 25 years ago, just chillin' on the main street, almost calling out for attention from those who pass by.

There's a small window display with a sewing machine, and some assorted drapery related items, and if you squint you could easily imagine a horse or two tied up out front, while the owners are having their clothes altered.

This building sits not far from the Ophir hall and Post Office I shot in a previous post, and is what I would call almost the perfect example of old town New Zealand.

The cream coloured building just popped as the setting sun turned the light a very light shade of pink, just warning the weatherboards up a shade or two.

I love this image, probably because of what it is, not so much the technical aspect of the photograph. I love the hint of the dichotomy of olden times and modern times (if you look closely theres a car parked in a neighbouring property). As such, it makes my cut as a finalist for the book.

Click the image to be taken to the NZphotobook gallery to see more curated images.

Check back here often, or follow the path to LinkedIn and Instagram where I'll be prodding the public with a beg to vote for an image to stay, or go for a final cut before publishing. There might even be a YouTube video or 2 of the story behind the image... you just never know...


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