Are you fascinated by the mysterious, quirky and out-of-the-ordinary?! Then you won’t be disappointed by a visit to Oamaru on the eastern coast of the South Island in New Zealand. Arriving with no expectations whatsoever, it turned out to be one of the greatest surprises, I’ve stumbled upon on my journey through the beautiful country. Usually cities in New Zealand aren’t that interesting. With thousands of years of well preserved history, Europe has a lot more to offer in regards to culture, architecture and museums. However, Oamaru has X-factor! A walk through the charismatic town’s Victorian Precinct, a busy hub filled with strange shops, galleries, cafes, bars and restaurants, museums, a brewery and a steam train, is like stepping into a parallel universe.

“The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious.” 

Albert Einstein

Let me take you on a journey back in time.
DSC02371

Alternative seaside restaurant.
DSC02462

The coolest playground in the world!
DSC02452

Street art adds an edgy characteristic to the town.
DSC02370

Walking down this street is like stepping into a parallel universe.
DSC02364

Talented, quirky street musicians in the zone!
DSC02298

Shit is about to get really weird in the Grainstore Gallery.
DSC02317

Strange, but awesome!
Oamaru Gallery

Faces watching you everywhere.
DSC02330

Monkey business!
DSC02344

Mexican inspired masks and x-mas tree.
DSC02352

Follow the white rabbit…
DSC02360

The wings of time.
DSC02338

What caught your eye first? The skull in the foreground or the cleavage in the background? (:
DSC02359

All eyes on you!
DSC02358

And when you thought it couldn’t get more bizarre, you step into this room. 
DSC02327

Next stop: Steampunk Museum.
DSC02367

Creatures of Darkness.
DSC02391

A statement?
DSC02392C

Creeeeepy!
DSC02416

This is what steampunk is all about! 
 DSC02423

Nature and science blending together.
DSC02425

Anyone getting associations to Dr. Who?
DSC02439

Steampunk is so awesome!
DSC02433

The most trippy experience in Oamaru was stepping into this room.
DSC02430

“We’re actually living in a million parallel realities every single minute.”

Marina Abramovic