Category Archives: Christchurch

NZ | Christchurch

In the battle of man vs. nature, Christchurch is a an example of nature winning the first round with man adjusting. The 2011 earthquake here destroyed about 80% of the city’s structures. Five years on you can still get a sense of the scale of destruction, however kudos to Christchurch for their ongoing rebuilding efforts; cranes are everywhere and new buildings continue to pop up out of the rubble. I was surprised to see the changes from 2 years ago; many more new buildings and much more street art on those building they have not yet demolished.

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UL: 2011 Earthquake Memorial; 185 White chairs
UR, LL: Christchurch Cathedral
LR: New art project

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UL: New Regent St
UR, Caffeine Laboratory; coffee and breakfast
Center, Lower: Street art

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NZ | Coastal Pacific Train

If you’re looking for a route from Picton to Christchurch, I definitely recommend the  Coastal Pacific Train. It will take more time than flying but its less expensive and you’ll see some spectacular mountain and ocean views, possibly some seals and definitely some sheep. A lot of sheep, actually.

Some of the photos aren’t the best, a consequence of shooting from a moving train.

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