11/03 Exploring Christchurch (SI) – 8,650ms (0kms travelled today).
Mar 11, 2020
A sleep in was followed by a quiet kick back day spending a bit of time on the hop on hop off tram touring around Christchurch as well as a wander about and after dinner at an Irish Pub last night we will head off to a Mexican restaurant tonight.
The Chalice Sculpture in the square last night, might get some more pics tonight, it was drizzling last night so we were focused on getting home.
The Christ Church Cathedral in disarray which will be repaired over many years for many millions of dollars.
The Old Council Buildings a long way from rebuilt.
Along the Avon River.
Bridge of Remembrance.
A Car Park being held up by jacks! When they figure out how to repair that without it falling down the plan is to have it as a car park for the new Convention centre. By the way the Convention Center was supposed to be open in February this year (or so we were told this time last year) and they were taking bookings at that time so there has obviously been a hold up to the plans, not to mention this car park and a hotel down on the water yet to be refurbished.
Boys Private School.
‘185 Empty Chairs’, was put here as a temporary memorial to all those who lost their lives in the 2011 Earthquake. Confronting to see all the different types and sizes. Apparently the citizens want to keep the memorial but the Council wants to move it on … we will see.
The Cardboard Cathedral, the Transitional Cathedral until the original is repaired.
And another view.
A walking street, one of many.
One of the Trams at Cathedral Junction right beside our hotel.