There is a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in.

Excuse the Leonard Cohen lyric steal, but the other day I saw something at once sad and beautiful.
A house in Colombo Street, long deserted and missing its left side. The morning sun hit it, and it was illuminated.
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Art taking shape & Our city is wreaked: Christchurch in pictures

A closeup of the wonderful Tjalling is innocent – the new Christchurch Art Gallery Outer Spaces work on the back of COCA, Worcester Street. Phantom Billstickers printed 612 A0 sheets, each unique. “Stunning viewing from Worcester Boulevard, it is also worth a closer inspection, as an intriguing selection of images reveal themselves through rips and tears in each of five paper layers.” It looks like a familiar Christchurch City Libraries heritage map/plan, but which one? Tuesday 28 August 2012. (Update: After a bit of cartographical detective work, I reckon it’s the famous 1850 Black Map of Christchurch).
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The Peterborough Street police art now has a heart. Saturday 25 August 2012.
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The irony of an anti-tagging tag. Colombo Street. Friday 24 August 2012.
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There is something pleasing to the eye about watching people emerge into the light after
walking through this shipping container walkway on Colombo Street. Friday 24 August 2012.
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Graffiti on St Asaph Street. Thursday 23 August.
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Boxes on Welles Street. Thurday 23 August 2012.
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A trashed empty site on Welles Street. Thurday 23 August 2012.
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More on Welles Street. Thursday 23 August 2012.
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View of Science Alice / Railway station clocktower from St Asaph Street. Thursday 23 August 2012.
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Sitting on St Asaph Street. Thursday 23 August 2012.
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Mural on St Asaph Street – Tradestaff building – takes shape. Mural by Wongi as seen on table. Thursday 23 August 2012.
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Re:START Mall, Monday 20 August.
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The Christchurch Youth Market and other bits & bobs: Christchurch in pictures

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These books were all half their marked price at book clearance in Hornby Mall. The stock was from Book City, formerly located below IRD in Cashel Street. Sunday 19 August 2012.

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Face painting at Christchurch Youth Market. Saturday 18 August 2012.

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More of the colour of the Christchurch Youth Market. Saturday 18 August 2012.

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Wall of jumpers, Christchurch Youth Market. Saturday 18 August 2012.

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My poem on the Instant Poetry Poetica wall. Friday 17 August 2012.

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By the old Bus Exchange, Colombo Street. Thursday 16 August 2012.

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By the old Bus Exchange, Colombo Street. Thursday 16 August 2012.

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The shadowy lady appears on shipping crates on the corner of Edgeware Road and Colombo Street. Saturday 11 August.

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Car parked by Pomeroys, Kilmore Street. Saturday 11 August 2012.

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Fab jewellery stall at the first Christchurch Youth Market. Saturday 11 August 2012.

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Face painting at the first Christchurch Youth Market. Saturday 11 August 2012.

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Save the dolphins. Petition signing. Saturday 11 August 2012.

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Earthquake memorial on the site of St Luke’s. 185 stones from Halswell Quarry representing those lost. Saturday 11 August 2012.

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The BMX track on the corner of Peterborough and Colombo Streets. Saturday 11 August 2012.

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A brick suspended midair. Corner of Peterborough and Colombo Streets. Saturday 11 August 2012.

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Margaret Mahy storytime. Saturday 11 August 2012. Central Library Peterborough.

Trampoline, Newstalk ZB, signs, and Craft Invaders – Christchurch in pictures

A bloke making the most of the random trampoline on Kilmore Street. Sunday 5 August 2012.
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Our view of the Newstalk ZB implosion. Sunday 5 August 2012.
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High vis watchers from every vantage point: Price Waterhouse, Rendezvous etc. Sunday 5 August 2012.
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Wires out the front of the Public Trust building, Oxford Terrace (probably from the Clarendon demolition). Wednesday 1 August 2012.
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At the celebration of Margaret Mahy in the Geo Dome. Wednesday 1 August 2012.
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A sign on Worcester Street, left over from the TC3 protest. Wednesday 1 August 2012.
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The pride of Edgeware. The sign seems to have disappeared now, it was gone on Sunday 5 August. This was taken on Sunday 29 July 2012.
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My first ever sport action shot. St Albans Park. Sunday 29 July 2012.
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Stencil art on the St Albans Park toilets. Saturday 28 July 2012.
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The Craft Invaders market at CPIT. Saturday 28 July 2012.
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The Craft Invaders market at CPIT. Saturday 28 July 2012.
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Instant poetry on National Poetry Day. Friday 27 July 2012.
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The Westpac Tower and the Holiday Inn, aglow. Friday 27 July 2012.
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Toilets on Wordsworth Street, Sydenham. Thursday 26 July.
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