Cargill’s Castle by Kerensa Pickett (New Zealand Photo Spot)

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Cargill’s Castle by Kerensa Pickett
Cargill’s Castle was built in 1877 (using concrete) by local businessman and politician Edward Bowes Cargill. The castle had several owners after Cargill’s death in 1903, and was opened as a restaurant and cabaret in the 1930s by John Hutton, which became popular with visiting servicemen during World War II. Plans have been made on several occasions to restore the building to its former glory, but none have yet borne fruit. The castle now lies in ruins, a shell of what it once was. The ruins are currently surrounded by a barbed wire fence so it may only be possible to shoot from the road. (Dunedin, New Zealand)