Category: Christchurch Renewal
Bronskis Dairy is Open Again and the Mural is Back
I drove down Ferry Road today and spotted the mural of the two ladies was back on the newly re-built Bronskis Dairy. So good to see them back in business – they re-opened on Wednesday. The mural of the two ladies is a bit of a landmark, so great to have it back up again.…
The Pallet Pavillion by Gap Filler
This is the Pallet Pavilion by the Gap Filler – it’s clearly a labour of love by many volunteers. It’s located on the site of the Crowne Plaza Hotel – which was demolished this year. There are events being held at the pavillion with musicians playing live music. I’ve not seen it lit up, but…
Instant Poetry Wall, Colombo Street
This wall is now an Instant Poetry Wall where anyone can leave their poems. It is a project from Poetica Christchurch and Gap Filler. I got there late afternoon with the shadow of the tree making for a dramatic effect.
Monopoly Gap Filler Project on Manchester Street
Another wonderful project from Gap Filler. This is a vacant lot that’s been painted and decorated like a monopoly board along with a digger to make it more authentically like Christchurch (nice touch!). You can find it on the corner of Manchester and Dundas Streets.
The Things Which I have Seen….
This is a sign that is on a wall behind the Gap Filler office in Sydenham. I photographed it in a hurry with my cellphone and the quality was not so great – so I have added a few dramatic effects to the image to make up for the poor quality of the original image.…
Eco Frame and Mirror Container Display on Colombo Street
Snapped today on Colombo street in Sydenham – this is a shipping container window display for Eco Frame and Mirror. Rather clever I think! It’s certainly eye catching with the mirrors and the chandelier.
Chairs at the Re-Start Mall
I walked through the re-start mall quite late and thought the chairs were looking quite sculptural on their own.
Container Love, Knitted Shipping Container Cosy in Sumner
Underneath this colourful knitted patchwork is a shipping container. Sumner resident Christine Reitze was the organiser of the idea (find out more on Facebook). She received knitted squares from volunteer knitters from all around the world and then sewed them up (what a job and a half!). It looks fabulous and certainly brightens up the…
Alice in Videoland is Back
So pleased to see Alice in Videoland is back up and running with their grand re-opening today at their old location. Now I just have to sit down and plan out my winter DVD viewing schedule (think I’ll start with some classic Audrey Hepburn movies)!
Sunflowers in City Mall
I was in City Mall this afternoon and noticed that the sunflowers have grown a lot over the last few weeks and are looking lovely. Below is a panoramic image I snapped from the top of the Crafted Coffee Company container. Click on the image to enlarge.
It doesn’t matter how slowly you go…
Spotted in Lyttelton today. The sign reads ‘it doesn’t matter how slowly you go, as long as you don’t stop!” This is great advice for any situation really – no matter what you are trying to achieve you’ll never get there if you give up. Christchurch might take a while to get back onto its…
Port Hole Bar Lyttelton
This is the Port Hole container bar that is about to open in Lyttelton (according to the sign by the bar they should be open for New Year).