Friday, October 18, 2013

Christchurch, NZ

Springtime in Christchurch, a fantastic time to visit.  I was there for a week waiting for my flight to McMurdo, Antarctica (that never came) and enjoyed the spring like weather, the green, green grass and the friendly fun people who inhabit this beautiful city that's suffered so much.

Tulips everywhere.

Punting on the Avon.

Sign in store window, well said.

Kiwi Hagglunds at the Antarctic Center.

USAP hanger in Christchurch.

The Cardboard Cathedral.

Beautiful place and amazing architecture.

The former Cathedral, damaged in the earthquakes.


Fancy Fence.

Re-Start district. Businesses use shipping containers.

More re-building, cranes are everywhere.

Apparently stone masonry reacts badly in earthquakes.
So many churches have been damaged.

The war memorial is being repaired.

Kiwi humor, awesome.