Thursday, 5 February 2009

Christchurch from the hills

A picture of Christchurch from the top of the hills (click to enlarge). Often I go for a walk on the Port Hills and this time I took my camera. It was a warm day. We've had the warmest summer since we are here. With many days up to 30 degrees. Although it is a bit hazy you can see in the back still the Alpines which is about an hour drive from Christchurch.
In the middle you see the city centre. In one of these flat building resides Unlimited the school of my children. This week they started back at school. Yesterday they had a Powhiri, a traditional Maori welcome. The word Po means a venture into the "unknown" or a new experience, while Whiri comes from the term Whiriwhiri meaning the act or experience of exchanging information and knowledge. Today is their first official schoolday and they follow classes which they have have choosen themselves. So each child has an individual roster.
From the hill you can't see our place that would be somewhere outside the left down corner. I have to tidy up that place because my daughter is bringing home a bunch of friends to stay the night. Tomorrow is Waitangi day, a national holiday. I will tell you more about it later.

13 comments:

  1. Great view! Looking forward to learning about Waitangi day!

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  2. I'm becoming quite an expert on New Zealand thanks to your posts!

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  3. Thanks for adding me, I don't get many visits or comments from fellow New Zealander,or of Dutch extraction, so it was great to have you comment.
    This is a lovely photo from the Port Hills, shows the City up nicely.

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  4. "Waitangi day," sounds interesting..waiting to read more about that.

    btw how far is the hill from your house.you walk all the way?

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  5. Great view Marja, I cant wait to read about Waitangi day :D

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  6. I hear you have had quite the heatwave. Enjoy Waitangi!

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  7. what a view...nice :) and thx for lovely description

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  8. Great view my dear Marja!I wish I could live there too!Enjoy it!

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  9. I bet that's an enjoyable walk and the rewarding view makes it all worth while. Thanks for sharing the image, here in the UK heatwaves seem a long, long way off!

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  10. Neat pic. I hope some day to be able to see it with my own eyes. I think it would be a great place to visit, New Zealand. I would, however, then likely head over to see your arch-enemies in Australia....

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  11. very much deeply writen. very creative too........

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  12. Our minimum tonight is going to be 32 degrees but the heat wave should finally be over by Sunday. Thank God. It's been two weeks of weather mostly in the 40's and if we were really lucky, in the high 30's.

    Christchurch looks about the same size as Adelaide.

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  13. Hi Marja

    That is a beautiful shot of Christchurch. Your blogging is so informative. Thank you very much for sharing.

    Aroha
    Paterika
    http://PoetryUnlimited.blogspot.com

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