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Buildings Shaped Like Animals

Buildings Shaped Like Animals: Big Sheep Wool Gallery and Big Dog Information Center

Sarah Macmillan

Big Sheep Wool Gallery and Big Dog Information Center, Tirau, New Zealand

New Zealand is infamous for having more sheep than human residents, so it comes as no surprise that in Tirau (population less than 800) the most notable building resembles a sheep. Local craftsman Steven Clothier used corrugated iron to construct the museum—and the adjoining tourist information center, which is shaped like a dog, naturally—in 1998 as a way to boost tourism.

tirauinfo.co.nz   

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