Christchurchiana: 2014 in pictures

I’ve picked a few of my favourite photos of this year. It makes me realise – we have seen a lot.

January

Street art to the max. It was in the Canterbury Museum, it was on the streets. Brilliant stuff.
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Christ’s College gargoyle.
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Hydrangea reflections in the Christchurch Botanic Gardens.
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February

Sand sculpture at New Brighton.
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The trams are back.
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Hereford Street reopens.
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Last day of kindy.
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March

Flood.
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Sans camera for a while as it was water damaged by flood. Used the camera on my phone.
A tribute to Mellory Manning.
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Blue lady.
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Pallet Pavilion, with Dan Rhodes’ book.
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April

Owen Dippie’s ballerina mural on the back of the Isaac Theatre Royal.
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The Price Waterhouse Coopers site, Armagh Street.
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Bye bye to the Pallet Pavilion.
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The ladies bike through town, and past the new Botanic Gardens visitor centre.
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May

The demolition of the Majestic Theatre.
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NZSO at Central Library Peterborough.
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Dad and author Camilla Läckberg.
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Bizarro Christchurch, Southwark Street.
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Ronnie van hout on top of C1 Espresso/Alices.
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June

A ghost sign on the way out.
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Eel in the Botanic Gardens.
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A demolition at sunrise.
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New art by Mike Hewson.
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July

I am no Urbex explorer, but I did nearly fall through a window getting this photo. Tip – don’t lean on earthquake damaged windows. Lichfield Street.
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Matariki at Rehua Marae.
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Eastgate sunrise.
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Light and trees.
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Dairy at sunset.
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The re-opening of Cuningham and Townend Houses in the Christchurch Botanic Gardens.
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August

The beautiful sunrises and sunsets this year counterpointed bits of ruin.
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Dirty Politics by Nicky Hager.
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These guys popped up out of nowhere, and later disappeared as easily.
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Another temporary glory – the graffiti house on Cranford Street.
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Bad sign.
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WORD Christchurch.
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September

Probably my favourite of Christchurch’s new buildings – this stately reflective beauty on Cambridge Terrace.
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Christchurch Art Gallery family fun day.
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Reading in the Houses for Swamp Dwellers (a photo to promote a FESTA event)
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A spiderweb on Smith Street.
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October

Heritage Day.
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FESTA – Festival of Transitional Architecture – City Ups.
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November

The Kid meeting Kate Sheppard.
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December

A very Christchurchy Christmas in the Re:START.

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