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PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2013 12:50 am 
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Obviuosly there have been many changes in Christchurch in the last couple of years, so this will be a mix of the old and the new and the(hopefully) interesting.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2013 1:03 am 
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Saw a few Irish in town last night IC. Mostly well behaved and enjoying themselves it seemed. :)

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Port hills really our the play ground of Christhcurch guy. :thumbup:

here's a small er version of your large pic.

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Fat Old Git wrote:
Port hills really our the play ground of Christhcurch guy. :thumbup:


I stayed away from home for 11 years, returning in 2002 for a few weeks... I was amazed to find I remembered every pattern of light and shade on them. They define the place, for me at least.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2013 1:13 am 
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Godley head walking track.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2013 1:18 am 
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Port hills really our the play ground of Christhcurch guy. :thumbup:


I stayed away from home for 11 years, returning in 2002 for a few weeks... I was amazed to find I remembered every pattern of light and shade on them. They define the place, for me at least.


I know what you mean, and I don't think we are alone in feeling that way.

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Look at the state of Lake Ellesmere :thumbdown: :thumbdown: :thumbdown: :thumbdown: :thumbdown: Bloody cow herders


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One of the temporary pop up bars on the site of the original pub. Work has started on the replacement building now so it's been packed up again.

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Some of the containers forming a protective wall have art work on them.

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And when not being used for walls, they make quite good shops.

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Also good for display windows.

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This street is due to open again soon. All repaired and as good as new.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2013 1:59 am 
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Some gap fillers making use of some of the empty lots that have appeared all over Christchurch

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2013 2:01 am 
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Great Pics :thumbup:


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The bottom end of High Street I think. It was hard to know.

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The place has still got a lot of these buildings which are being knocked down.

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An ironic piece of advertising

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Scenes like this are all too common


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The obligatory peninsula shots

The CBD may be faaaaaaaarked but the city is still buzzing hard. I would move back there.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2013 2:22 am 
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Great Pics :thumbup:


Thanks. :)

This is all gone now unfortunately.

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The bottom end of High Street I think. It was hard to know.

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The place has still got a lot of these buildings which are being knocked down.



Yep, Corner of High street and Tuam opposite Alice in videoland (below).

They are actually trying to save all the facades on that stretch. They were doing a good job too until some fuckwit decide to set fire to one of them. :(


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This is the old Deans' Emporium, the only building remaining on that corner of Oxford Terrace and Hereford St. All the old Strip has been knocked down.

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Loads of these heritage buildings are going to go.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2013 2:37 am 
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This Restart Mall is an important splash of colour in an otherwise lonely CBD


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SOL square is still there, but one side of his lordships land is gobe as is the building these bikes were on. They are all stacked against the french cafe now. No idea what the fate of the remaining buildings will be.

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Hmm it's quite funny what I've found in my photobucket account. Haven't signed into the thing for over 2 years.

Who remembers this from AC's Isaac Ross man-crush stage
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This is post Cardiff angst I think
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Taylor's Mistake. Learned to surf here.

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My wife and I had our first kiss there Trapper. :D

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I used to play beach volleyball here many years ago.

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Nga Hau e Wha National Marae

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I drove into central Christchurch as far as it was possible last month when I was home in the South Island. Though the devastation was plain to see, I view this as a fresh start for the central city. I was never enamoured with the CBD, always believing Christchurch's true beauty to lie elsewhere. While places like Hagley Park, Sumner and St Albans were always beautiful, the CBD always struck me as a cold relic of mother England, despite the fact some locals liked the city's reputation as "the most English city outside of England". Like England, it had some shit hot boozers, but it also had a lot of poorly built, old fashioned facades that don't suit this part of the world.

It's time to move on as a New Zealand city should; modern, independent, and free of the colonial influence. I look forward to the remodelled CBD representing Christchurch as it is, and not what it once tried to be.


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I drove into central Christchurch as far as it was possible last month when I was home in the South Island. Though the devastation was plain to see, I view this as a fresh start for the central city. I was never enamoured with the CBD, always believing Christchurch's true beauty to lie elsewhere. While places like Hagley Park, Sumner and St Albans were always beautiful, the CBD always struck me as a cold relic of mother England, despite the fact some locals liked the city's reputation as "the most English city outside of England". Like England, it had some shit hot boozers, but it also had a lot of poorly built, old fashioned facades that don't suit this part of the world.

It's time to move on as a New Zealand city should; modern, independent, and free of the colonial influence. I look forward to the remodelled CBD representing Christchurch as it is, and not what it once tried to be.


It never felt "english" to me, although I could see where the idea came from. I hope we can retain as much heritage as possible for the character that provides. My fear with the remodelling is that developers will take the easy short term quick buck off the shelf option than looking at the long term.

I would like them to look at why areas like the strip, poplar lane and SOL square worked so well and design a modern equivalent for those types of areas.


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Some cracking photos there foggy. Top work


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Outstanding photographs.

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Thanks guys. :)

The movie the Frieghteners starring Michael J Fox and directed by Peter Jackson was filmed here.

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This is the old Deans' Emporium, the only building remaining on that corner of Oxford Terrace and Hereford St. All the old Strip has been knocked down.

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Loads of these heritage buildings are going to go.


I think they are hoping to move the old Deans imporium to another site. Something they say should be possible as it's a wooden building.


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Great shots FOG. :thumbup:


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