Saturday, 5 October 2013

Christchurch developing

We went for a walk through the city centre. We do that more lately as since not long ago most streets in the city centre can be accessed again. We do have to discuss all the time were we are. It is difficult to orientate ourselves as so many buildings have disappeared. The nice thing is that empty spaces get filled up with art and gapfillers  There was a display today about how the new city centre is going to look like. We understood that the end of this year the rebuilding is going to start and in 2016 the inner city project should be ready. I am looking forwards to it and that's what we have to focus on.
After trying to be brave and strong since the earthquake, many people are
struggling at the moment.

Treehouse sculpture

A new bow towards Victoria Square

A part of the square open now

Flowers are as pretty as ever

We kept New Regent Street Yeeh It is nicely repaired and painted

The Peacock fountain in Hagley park surrounded by flowers


15 comments:

  1. Dat is fijn dat het langzaam maar zeker weer wordt opgeknapt. Het wordt vast weer mooi, maar het vergt tijd. De ambities zijn er in ieder geval en ook leuk dat ze kunst gebruiken om de gaten op te vullen.

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  2. Oh my goodness Victoria Square is absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!!

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  3. Wow!Great photos from your walk,Marja!Very interesting sculptures!Very beautiful city!

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  4. Hi Marja .. so pleased slowly but surely Christchurch is regaining its urban life .. and must cheer many - yet I can quite see many would still be suffering from their losses ..

    With thoughts - but lovely to see - Hilary

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  5. Gosh, it must be so difficult walking around a city you know and yet having to think twice where you are because buildings are now missing. It looks lovely but I am sure it has been hard to live through it all

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  6. Such a beautiful city!
    Wonderful photos,
    Those flowers are gorgeous.
    Thanks for sharing, Marja.

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  7. Thank you so much for posting these photos and the video. It looks so exciting, what is planned, and it must be encouraging for all those who have suffered to see life slowly being restored.

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  8. It is such a mammoth job to rebuild a city. It does look exciting for the future but I can understand that there are people still hurting.

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  9. Had to come back here again today and look at those sculptures once more :)

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  10. Its good that the city is being built again, and the sculptures make it interesting, as they fill in the gaps waiting to be filled...

    I forget you are in your spring/summer as we are now in Autumn days which just turned a lot colder today by a good 10 degs.. Brrrrrr

    Wishing you a wonderful weekend Marja, and thank you so much for your kind visit and beautiful comment
    Love to you and Yours
    Sue xoxox

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  11. I am glad that Christ Church is going to be a beautiful place once more. I parents, when my mother was alive, visited there once and found it a wonderful place. Take care.

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  12. I am glad that Christ Church is going to be a beautiful place once more. I parents, when my mother was alive, visited there once and found it a wonderful place. Take care.

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  13. I am glad that Christ Church is going to be a beautiful place once more. I parents, when my mother was alive, visited there once and found it a wonderful place. Take care.

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