Going East: 2013 in pictures: November

A change of office for me has meant a change of scenery.


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I now head to work east – I’d call it Linwood but postcode finder calls it Woolston. My new walking route takes me close to the Avon River, whichever way I go. And in places – like here, down on Whitmore Street – it is beautiful. IMG_0202 IMG_0388

Stanmore Road

Here is the Richmond workingmens’ club being demolished.



Avonside Drive

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Clearances are underway, and in some cases done.

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Linwood Avenue

A phoenix and the Basilica?

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The city still draws me in. I like to check out what is happening. I was in town for a meeting on Friday 8 November and spotted that Lichfield Street had re-opened – that stretch between Colombo and Manchester Street.

The famous mannequins of Frontrunner.


The new Strange’s building takes shape.
Christchurch City Libraries has a page on the history of Strange’s.

And more views of town: Old Millers/CCC on Tuam Street.
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I find the wildflowers on the corner in Latimer Square so beautiful. Nature does it best.
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And the Whare in Cathedral Square by Chris Heaphy also uses flowers and plants to mitigate against greyness and demolition.

Armistice Day wreaths.
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Open Day at the historic Colombo Street bridge. SCIRT explained the repairs and did a great job involving the kids.
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St Albans

Keeping it local – St Albans School Market Saturday 9 November.
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Abberley Park.
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Baby shower!

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Other stuff

Kinder surprise Star Wars and New World miniature fun.

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