The Butcher in Eltham

Eltham is a small town in South Taranaki
mainly known for its cheese.
However, it is also a very intact town
and there is an awareness that
what they have, in terms of intact
buildings, is extremely important.
There is a movement to save these
treasures, in many cases empty shops.
In this case, I took this Francis Baconish
photo through the window of a butcher’s shop.
While no longer in use as such,
the window of the premises has relics in it such
as knives and other instruments
used in the ancient craft of preparing meat.
You might be relieved to know that this carcass
is not real.