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Re: Christchurch in Pictures - Official 13th= best thread!

Posted: Sun Sep 08, 2019 8:58 am
by Fat Old Git
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Re: Christchurch in Pictures - Official 13th= best thread!

Posted: Sun Sep 08, 2019 9:00 am
by Fat Old Git
A historian says demolishing the Catholic cathedral is a tragic loss for Christchurch.
The category 1 Heritage building, was badly damaged in the 2011 earthquake and hasn't been used since.The church has announced the building was unable to meet a 12 point test when it came to costs and safety. Historian Anna Crighton says it truly is a disastrous decision. She says it means the loss of more heritage from the city. Crighton says as well as the three bishops buried under the cathedral, there are specially commissioned art works and tapestries that may be lost.
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Re: Christchurch in Pictures - Official 13th= best thread!

Posted: Sun Sep 08, 2019 9:01 am
by Fat Old Git
The Brewery

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Re: Christchurch in Pictures - Official 13th= best thread!

Posted: Sun Sep 08, 2019 11:08 am
by BillW
Fat Old Git wrote:Going to be a bar up here apparently.

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And, no idea for this one.

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Good grief! The New City.
Reminds me of that old Freddy Fender song.
Wasted days and wasted nights.

Re: Christchurch in Pictures - Official 13th= best thread!

Posted: Sun Sep 08, 2019 11:15 am
by Kiwias
Great shots there, FOG. :thumbup:

Re: Christchurch in Pictures - Official 13th= best thread!

Posted: Fri Sep 13, 2019 1:40 am
by Fat Old Git
Cheers. :thumbup:

This one is in honor of the march 15th victims.

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Re: Christchurch in Pictures - Official 13th= best thread!

Posted: Fri Sep 13, 2019 1:57 am
by Fat Old Git
Spring is here.

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Re: Christchurch in Pictures - Official 13th= best thread!

Posted: Fri Sep 13, 2019 2:00 am
by Fat Old Git
A little over size.
Spoiler: show
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Re: Christchurch in Pictures - Official 13th= best thread!

Posted: Fri Sep 13, 2019 2:03 am
by Fat Old Git
New convention centre. Still under construction obviously.

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Re: Christchurch in Pictures - Official 13th= best thread!

Posted: Fri Sep 13, 2019 2:04 am
by Fat Old Git
Sunrise over Lyttelton.

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Re: Christchurch in Pictures - Official 13th= best thread!

Posted: Fri Sep 13, 2019 2:06 am
by Fat Old Git
The demolition of Lancaster Park is entering its final stages and is due to be completed by December.
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Re: Christchurch in Pictures - Official 13th= best thread!

Posted: Fri Sep 13, 2019 2:36 am
by terangi48
Thanks for update FOG......the city access seems to be improving......as are the roads through Riccarton!
With half the Prebbleton overbridge now in use, it allows a good view of the new southern motorway progress......will be a great asset when completed.

I saw a news report on Lancaster Park demolition this week, and it was being reported that it was about to remove the rubble after the last of the high bits have been dropped.

I was impressed with what was being recycled from the demo job in North Canterbury, and how steel was being turned around.

It was good to hear that the park area was being retained for recreational purpose.......look forward to reading about more nailed plans when they come out.

Re: Christchurch in Pictures - Official 13th= best thread!

Posted: Fri Sep 13, 2019 6:08 am
by Fat Old Git
It's certainly getting there. I was also impressed by how much of the material coming out of the stadium demolition is being recycled.

Re: Christchurch in Pictures - Official 13th= best thread!

Posted: Fri Sep 20, 2019 6:04 am
by Fat Old Git
An updated version of a classic view.

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Re: Christchurch in Pictures - Official 13th= best thread!

Posted: Fri Sep 20, 2019 6:05 am
by Fat Old Git
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Re: Christchurch in Pictures - Official 13th= best thread!

Posted: Fri Sep 20, 2019 6:06 am
by Fat Old Git
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Re: Christchurch in Pictures - Official 13th= best thread!

Posted: Fri Sep 20, 2019 6:18 am
by Fat Old Git
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Re: Christchurch in Pictures - Official 13th= best thread!

Posted: Fri Sep 20, 2019 6:24 am
by Fat Old Git
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Re: Christchurch in Pictures - Official 13th= best thread!

Posted: Fri Sep 20, 2019 6:33 am
by Kiwias
You live in a beautiful city

Re: Christchurch in Pictures - Official 13th= best thread!

Posted: Fri Sep 20, 2019 8:06 am
by Fat Old Git
:thumbup:

Still alot of bits to be tidied up but those gaps are slowly being sorted out.

Re: Christchurch in Pictures - Official 13th= best thread!

Posted: Fri Sep 20, 2019 11:51 am
by eugenius
It’s slowly becoming a terrific place to live .

Re: Christchurch in Pictures - Official 13th= best thread!

Posted: Wed Oct 02, 2019 7:29 am
by Fat Old Git
That it is.

This story shows what has been happening in the residential red zone and contains some interesting pictures and short videos. INcluding before and afters.

https://interactives.stuff.co.nz/2019/0 ... -to-green/

Re: Christchurch in Pictures - Official 13th= best thread!

Posted: Wed Oct 02, 2019 7:34 am
by Kiwias
eugenius wrote:It’s slowly becoming a terrific place to live .
Hat off to you guys who gutted it out. Now you start to get the rewards.

Re: Christchurch in Pictures - Official 13th= best thread!

Posted: Wed Oct 02, 2019 7:37 am
by Kiwias
Fat Old Git wrote:That it is.

This story shows what has been happening in the residential red zone and contains some interesting pictures and short videos. INcluding before and afters.

https://interactives.stuff.co.nz/2019/0 ... -to-green/
Bookmarked to watch later.

Re: Christchurch in Pictures - Official 13th= best thread!

Posted: Wed Oct 02, 2019 7:56 am
by Fat Old Git
:thumbup:

Re: Christchurch in Pictures - Official 13th= best thread!

Posted: Thu Oct 03, 2019 11:14 am
by koroke hangareka
Fat Old Git wrote:That it is.

This story shows what has been happening in the residential red zone and contains some interesting pictures and short videos. INcluding before and afters.

https://interactives.stuff.co.nz/2019/0 ... -to-green/
I enjoyed that, the red zone looks rather cool. Would be interesting if they just let it go back to nature.

Red zone 10 years on

Posted: Thu Oct 03, 2019 11:15 pm
by Santa

Re: Red zone 10 years on

Posted: Thu Oct 03, 2019 11:20 pm
by guy smiley
Already covered in FOG’s Christchurch in pics thread but worthy of a thread of its own and more than a one word comment, this is a unique study in natural reclamation of an urban area. A massive slice of urban area abandoned, deconstructed and left to nature... with every chance now of being left as parkland to rehabilitate naturally.

Interesting.

Re: Red zone 10 years on

Posted: Thu Oct 03, 2019 11:23 pm
by Santa
guy smiley wrote:Already covered in FOG’s Christchurch in pics thread but worthy of a thread of its own and more than a one word comment, this is a unique study in natural reclamation of an urban area. A massive slice of urban area abandoned, deconstructed and left to nature... with every chance now of being left as parkland to rehabilitate naturally.

Interesting.
Interesting.

Re: Red zone 10 years on

Posted: Thu Oct 03, 2019 11:29 pm
by Santa
I know nothing about this piece of land, but based on near total ignorance I find that I agree with Colin Muerk.
This was the outcome that Dr Colin Meurk, an urban ecologist, had feared. Early on, he had mooted leaving some of the damaged buildings behind, allowing wildlife to take over the ruins, while fostering the regrowth of native species; an approach based on minimal human intervention.

Re: Christchurch in Pictures - Official 13th= best thread!

Posted: Tue Oct 15, 2019 6:09 am
by Fat Old Git
The old stadium is no more. Nice that they have managed to recycle quite a bit of it. Video in the link.

Final curtain falls as last stand topples at Christchurch's Lancaster Park

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Re: Christchurch in Pictures - Official 13th= best thread!

Posted: Tue Oct 15, 2019 6:12 am
by Fat Old Git
More traditional Christchurch activities are still availble.

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Re: Christchurch in Pictures - Official 13th= best thread!

Posted: Tue Oct 15, 2019 6:14 am
by Fat Old Git
I love spring.

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Re: Christchurch in Pictures - Official 13th= best thread!

Posted: Tue Oct 15, 2019 6:16 am
by Fat Old Git
The new riverside market is open.

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Re: Christchurch in Pictures - Official 13th= best thread!

Posted: Tue Oct 15, 2019 6:19 am
by Fat Old Git
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Re: Christchurch in Pictures - Official 13th= best thread!

Posted: Tue Oct 15, 2019 6:20 am
by Fat Old Git
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Re: Christchurch in Pictures - Official 13th= best thread!

Posted: Tue Oct 15, 2019 6:23 am
by Fat Old Git
For meat lovers

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Re: Christchurch in Pictures - Official 13th= best thread!

Posted: Tue Oct 15, 2019 6:27 am
by Fat Old Git
ChristchurchNZ and Banks Pensinula at 23,000 feet taken from an ex Royal New Zealand Air Force Strikemaster Jet.
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Re: Christchurch in Pictures - Official 13th= best thread!

Posted: Tue Oct 15, 2019 6:33 am
by Fat Old Git
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Re: Christchurch in Pictures - Official 13th= best thread!

Posted: Tue Oct 15, 2019 6:34 am
by Fat Old Git
and another: show
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