Freak Flag Fly: 2016 in pictures: March

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  1. The Lockwood Flag goes into battle against the current flag
  2. Current flag protestors leaving Cathedral Square.
  3. Library book sale picks.
  4. Fairy party.
  5. Edgeware breakfast.
  6. Anis Mojgani performs for WORD Christchurch at the Christchurch Art Gallery.
  7. New Scorpio books opens in Hereford Street. Yay!
  8. The RDU exhibition at Canterbury Museum.
  9. Fear and Loathing in Peterborough Street.
  10.  Street art by Jacob Yikes, Tuam/Colombo Street.
  11.  Street art by Jacob Yikes, Tuam/Colombo Street. This fab work by Jacob Yikes appeared on Colombo Street, and was soon after painted over for a winning street art comp. V. glad I took photos when I did.

More photos from March 2016.

Christchurchiana: 2015 in pictures

Looking back now at 2015 – here’s some photos of what we did and saw this year.

January

A New Year sojourn in Bishopdale, with walks around Harewood and Papanui. Beautiful long summer nights., watching True Detective.

This classic Bishopdale sign.
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The cemetery at Papanui, right by Harewood Road.

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Kite Day.
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February

A wedding, birthdays, and a fabulous whanau time.
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Hooray for the second Street Art Festival – this on Allen Street is one of my favourites.
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March

Armageddon.

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Te Matatini.
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The Commons.

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Sofles street art.

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Spectrum Street Art exhibition.

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April

Edible book competition.
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Demolition of the Chancery Arcade.
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Field of Remembrance, Cranmer Square.
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Ronnie van Hout.
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Record  Store Day.
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Bad Evil and Percussion Girl at Galaxy Records.
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Bus Interchange.
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Crane and sky, the Christchurch staple.
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May

Sunrise reflected in The Press building.
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Hereford Street art.
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NZ Music Month launch.
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David Walliams and crowd – WORD Christchurch.

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June

Flags in Cathedral Square.

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Matariki at the Botanic Gardens.
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The Police Station.
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New Brighton market shop.

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July

The Press Night of D’Light for KidsFest. It was cold. It was muddy. And thoroughly spectacular! The Christchurch Botanic Gardens aglow with inventiveness and light.

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Saturday 11 July was superfrozen. Even the neighbour’s water feature froze solid.

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Lego Brick Show.

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Charles Upham statue.
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Loved this web on High Street.

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August

There was snow.
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The Bounce event in Cathedral Square was good fun, followed by a boogie on the dance-o-mat.

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A sunrise to swoon for, by the Bus Interchange.
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In town, in the dark.

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September

The Arboria Luminarium. It came to town for the Christchurch Arts Festival.
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Manchester Street carpark building demolition.
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High /Tuam – behind McKenzie and Willis.
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Durham Street newbies.
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Busting moves
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In bloom

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Magnoliaaaaaa!
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The smelly flower in Cuningham House.
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Foggy morning in Christchurch town.
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October

Mckenzie Willis facade.
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Fun Palaces
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Stay by Antony Gormley.
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Heritage Day dancer.
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On the beach.
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November

A visit to Wellington for the LIANZA Conference.
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View from the top of the Cable car.
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Wellington assemblages.
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The opening of Te Hāpua: Halswell Centre.
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December

Flox’s urban forest in the new Spectrum Street Art Festival exhibition at the YMCA.

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Christchurch Art Gallery reopens. Here’s the joyous Pip and Pop New New world – made of sugar.
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Margaret Mahy Playground. It has been our holiday hangout.

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New Brighton Santa Parade

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Ngaio’s desk, Ngaio Marsh house.
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Arohanui, and best wishes for 2016. XXX

Art and Play: 2015 in pictures: December

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Have yourself a James Joycey little Christmas.

Street art

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Sydenham street art.
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Mark Catley street art.
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New Spectrum Street art big wall.
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The new Spectrum Street Art Festival exhibition at the YMCA.

Around town
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Party at the Bus Interchange.
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Armagh Street.
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A happy time as the Christchurch Art Gallery reopens. Here’s the joyous Pip and Pop New New world – made of sugar.
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Margaret Mahy Playground opens. Is huge, and hugely popular.

New Brighton Santa Parade

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Ngaio Marsh House

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I was lucky to get a tour of this gem in Cashmere. A delight.

Wellingtonia: 2015 in pictures: November

A visit to Wellington for the LIANZA Conference.
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