Snow, broccoli pizza, and great-great-great-great grannies: 2013 in pictures: June

Forced perspective.
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I didn’t have my lovely G11 camera this month, so most of these photos are shot on my phone.

This is us. I like our slight insectiness.
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Pass the parcel at the Pallet Pavilion.
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Edgeware witticism.
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Gangnam cuzzies.
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My great, great-great, great-great-great, great-great-great-great grandmothers.
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And then me, Mum, Junior & great-grannies.
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Mall ratbag.
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Nick Caves vs Higgs Boson in Q magazine.
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Snow yo.
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NZ Post Children’s Book Awards.
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Bus stop on Colombo Street.
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New Winnie Bagoes on St Asaph Street.
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Reflections in Rehua Marae.
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Writers, artists, and Batman: 2013 in pictures: May

The sea, the sky. New grungy grey art on Colombo Street.
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Last days of the BNZ bank on Armagh Street.
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Workers on Kilmore Street.
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Sunrise.
By the Isaac Theatre Royal facade.
Isaac Theatre Royal facade in the early morning sun. With bird.
Looking over to Ronnie van Hout through the Exclesior facade on Manchester Street.
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Odeon on Tuam Street.
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Skateboardy park action in St Albans.
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New Brighton.
Ferris wheel.
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Burnt up art guy.
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Beautiful lady.
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New art in the Restart. Mike Hewson zushes up the Lichfield Street carpark.
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“They removed the tussocks and filled in the ruts”.
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Someone’s got their ID card for Monsters University. We took thesewhen we went to the Star Trek movie – my first time at the movies in four years.
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Happy 10th birthday to the Christchurch Art Gallery.
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Christchurch Art Gallery puts another bit of art up in the Restart.
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Bishopdale Park.
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Another demo on Manchester Street.
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A new Cathedral Square walkway opens. This sign on the Government Life building carpark is especially poignant: “Unknown cars, unrecoverable, still extremly flooded”.
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I was interviewed on tv walking through.
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Sir Max Hastings and Sylvie Simmons for the Christchurch Writers Festival.
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We get a sign.
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Off to the Auckland Writers and Readers Festival.
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Sylvia Nasar.
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A family portrait. And Batman.
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Ups & downs & openings – bullshit and jellybeans: 2013 in pictures: April

Sunset in St Albans.
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Bullshit and Jellybeans – CPIT Library Edible book competition.
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New parts of town open …
Demolition on High Street.
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Workers zush up the streetscape as Colombo Street between Tuam and Hereford reopens.
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Nail polishes still on their shelves.
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Kindy market.
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Stormtrooper on Tuam Street.
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Art on a fence in Kilmore Street.
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Sometimes the interplay of machinery and nature is heartbreakingly beautiful.
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We love the Annisa Victoria Vintage markets at the Pallet Pavilion.
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Manchester Street reopens.
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High Street.
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Edgeware paperback centre.
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Armagh Courts demolition.
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Clouds over the Government Life.
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Mike Hewson art on Colombo Street.
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Hearts for Christchurch.
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The groovy chairs arrive on Gloucester Street.
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New Regent Street reopens.
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A porthole looking out onto Gloucester Street.
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Another wiry infestation by Hotel So.
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Public Trust Office, Oxford Terrace – where Mum and Dad met.
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Losing myself in Reuben Patterson’s art.
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Window on Hereford Street.
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Superduper Autumn slide.
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Bookarama.
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ANZAC Day.
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Art on Colombo Street.
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A bit more of Cathedral Square opens up.
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