Some alternative views of historic Old Cromwell Town, Central Otago

There are countless references all over the Internet to this old area of Cromwell, Central Otago, so I won’t duplicate describing what it is all about, except to say that most of the old buildings, and sites of, were submerged when Lake Dunstan was filled. The buildings below, above the lake water level, then became the basis of an historic precinct, much visited by tourists and also host to a regular Sunday Market.

This cafe was closed when the photo was made, but they do make a great coffee, and give great service. To the right is the ever popular art cooperative, Hullabaloo Art Space. To the left is an ally way leading to the Marie Velenski’s little craft and art shop, which is the focus of the next few photos below…
Cromwell jolly squared

The ally way...
Historic buildings, Cromwell

Marie Velenski’s craft shop…
Marie Velenski's craft shop, Cromwell

Marie, with some of her art work…
Marie Velenski in her craft shop, Old Cromwell Town, Central Otago

A colourful quince tree that Marie takes care of…
Quince tree in autumn in Old Cromwell

The view in the other direction from Marie’s doorway. On the taking of this image by-the-way, I did not see the slight female figure in the doorway. It is probably not a ghost, but I find it disconcerting that it showed up, for me at image processing time…
Scots Bake House, Old historic Cromwell Town

Nearby there is a blacksmith building that has been recreated…
Blacksmith model Old Cromwell Town, historic precinct

Blacksmith model Old Cromwell Town, historic precinct

Lastly, a nice wall I discovered nearby, quite close to a derelict building which is the subject of the featured image above…
Autumn colors and wall in Old historic Cromwell Town

Some alternative views of the historic Old Cromwell Town, Central Otago, New Zealand
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Some alternative views of the historic Old Cromwell Town, Central Otago, New Zealand
An artful look at some of the old buildings in the historic precinct of Cromwell, Central Otago, NZ, that now host vibrant small businesses.
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Wanaka Images

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