Fake history?

harbour-office

The building is a real piece of history – built in 1876 – but the photograph is modern; made to look like an image from an Edwardian magazine or guidebook. An impression of the past. At least, that was the idea. Of course some people will say it’s fake. Sad.

This is the old Harbour Board Office in the Victorian Precinct of Oamaru, in New Zealand’s South Island. It’s a genuine historic area, not a theme park re-creation. All the buildings are real, made from solid locally quarried limestone in the 19th century, and still in use by boutique shops, artisans, and craftspeople. Recommended as a “top choice area” by Lonely Planet.

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