As I have recently been alluding to, Phill and I have had another Steam Punk experience in Oamaru. This was almost as spontaneous as our previous encounter. We had a long weekend and were wondering how to fill our time - or rather where we should go to gather more photographic material. After a thought we decided to see what was on around Oamaru, the Steam Punk capital of NZ. We had a day's notice that the Steam Punk Festival was going to be on. We made plans and headed south!
With this recent visit we spent an hour and a half inside photographing this tribute to Steam Punk - this goblin lamp hangs in the entrance way to this museum of sorts!
Inside the HQ's your senses are bombarded! Phill stated that this was like walking into his brain - such a scary prospect to me!
We encountered so many clever sculptures, some that were just plain worrying, and lots of videos to try to interpret. Out in the backyard were lots of interesting sculptures to climb over and have photographs taken upon.
It really was a difficult experience to try to describe!
Following this, we ventured back outside and amongst the older building of Oamaru. Although many people were out and about on this gorgeous day, not many were in costume. I think the Victorian Fete is the day to be present with a camera for the shots that I wanted. Also, there weren't as many stalls to ponder over.
This, I plan to remedy in November when the Victorian Fete is run again!