Art & demolition, making & unmaking: Christchurch in pictures

I clocked 10,000 photos on my camera yesterday. The art and the demolition and the normal stuff catch my eye – a view from a window, a bit of rubbish, a conjunction of unlike things. These photos are from the last fortnight, and are in reverse order – I’ve watched graf and murals in the Re:START take shape. Things made, things unmade.
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The view from the window of Mums 24 restaurant, Manchester Street. I discovered one of my old fave eating places has reopened by Topkapi. “How long have you been open?” I asked. “Ten years” said the kind waitress. I meant how long have you been open here (two weeks she said). But I loved her attitude. And the bee bam bap.
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The Art Box takes shape.
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Jesus. Colombo Street.
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Durham Street.
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Wongi and Ikarus’s art in the Re:START.
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A Christchurchian Christmas – Holiday Inn demolition and Christmas decorations in the Re:START.
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SCAPE’s Rachael Dewhirst mural takes shape on the side of the old Sony shop.
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The demolition of Radio Network House proceeds apace.
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Wombles on the old Convention Centre site.
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All that is left of the Farmers carpark building.
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The road is closed – URS House to be demolished quickly this weekend.
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The view down the Hamish Hay bridge to Victoria Street.
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Captain Cook.
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A view to the Pallet Pavilion through lush Victoria Square greenery.
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Piles of wire on Colombo Street like great clumps of hair.
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Colonials on Queen Victoria’s statue.
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Workers remove the Salvation Army signage.
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Soft toys on St Asaph Street.
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Wongi and Ikarus art in action
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SCAPE mural in progress.
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Farmers carpark demolition
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A worker by Concrete Propostions by Ash Keating.
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