When Settlers started to settle in Otago, the architecture of the Victorian Era was in fashion. Lots of the old building you see around are in a Gothic style and are very impressive to the eye. In 1884 Otago had the largest building in New Zealand. The Seacliff Lunatic Asylum. Old buildings and heath and safety don't really go hand in hand as everything these days need earthquake strengthening. A lot of these old buildings have been left to rot as to fix the buildings would cost more than what the buildings are worth. Also with cheaper labour overseas lots of the old factory's have shut there doors and boarded up there windows. Times are always changing. Go see a castle before it falls to the ground.Where are these buildings?