The Queen, The Snow, The Bulls, and the Supermarket – 2012 in pictures: June

God save the Queen.
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And her dogs.
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The Newstalk ZB Building – before its controlled implosion.
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Yarn bombing in Latimer Square.
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I protest!
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Beautiful rubbish on a demolition site.
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I think this was my first spotting of the magic of Mike Hewson’s work on Cranmer Court.
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There was snow. And more snow.
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Cranmer Square in the snow
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Walking to work let me see some beautiful morning city skies. Light, and colour, and silhouettes of buildings in their last days.
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Another rubbled sign.
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Westpac Tower and Holiday Inn, both now gone – but here they are bathed in golden light.
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Gloucester Street reopened on the evening of 15 June. I walked past work. The street was almost unbearably sad, and the night was cold and wet.
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Book love. Hans Christian Andersen illustrated by Jiri Trnka.
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Deans book of fairy tales illustrated by Janet and Anne Grahame Johnstone.
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Strange stories, amazing facts.
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The Edgeware Super Value with its Kia Kaha sign.
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This shop display had me flummoxed.
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One of my favourite Christchurch signs. Welder on Welles Street.
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The arrival of Michael Parekowhai’s On first looking into Homer … The bulls arrive.
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“On Peterborough Street, the houses are wonky …”
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