Christchurchiana: 2015 in pictures

Looking back now at 2015 – here’s some photos of what we did and saw this year.

January

A New Year sojourn in Bishopdale, with walks around Harewood and Papanui. Beautiful long summer nights., watching True Detective.

This classic Bishopdale sign.
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The cemetery at Papanui, right by Harewood Road.

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Kite Day.
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February

A wedding, birthdays, and a fabulous whanau time.
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Hooray for the second Street Art Festival – this on Allen Street is one of my favourites.
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March

Armageddon.

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Te Matatini.
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The Commons.

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Sofles street art.

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Spectrum Street Art exhibition.

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April

Edible book competition.
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Demolition of the Chancery Arcade.
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Field of Remembrance, Cranmer Square.
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Ronnie van Hout.
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Record  Store Day.
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Bad Evil and Percussion Girl at Galaxy Records.
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Bus Interchange.
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Crane and sky, the Christchurch staple.
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May

Sunrise reflected in The Press building.
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Hereford Street art.
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NZ Music Month launch.
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David Walliams and crowd – WORD Christchurch.

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June

Flags in Cathedral Square.

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Matariki at the Botanic Gardens.
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The Police Station.
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New Brighton market shop.

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July

The Press Night of D’Light for KidsFest. It was cold. It was muddy. And thoroughly spectacular! The Christchurch Botanic Gardens aglow with inventiveness and light.

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Saturday 11 July was superfrozen. Even the neighbour’s water feature froze solid.

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Lego Brick Show.

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Charles Upham statue.
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Loved this web on High Street.

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August

There was snow.
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The Bounce event in Cathedral Square was good fun, followed by a boogie on the dance-o-mat.

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A sunrise to swoon for, by the Bus Interchange.
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In town, in the dark.

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September

The Arboria Luminarium. It came to town for the Christchurch Arts Festival.
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Manchester Street carpark building demolition.
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High /Tuam – behind McKenzie and Willis.
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Durham Street newbies.
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Busting moves
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In bloom

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Magnoliaaaaaa!
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The smelly flower in Cuningham House.
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Foggy morning in Christchurch town.
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October

Mckenzie Willis facade.
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Fun Palaces
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Stay by Antony Gormley.
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Heritage Day dancer.
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On the beach.
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November

A visit to Wellington for the LIANZA Conference.
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View from the top of the Cable car.
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Wellington assemblages.
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The opening of Te Hāpua: Halswell Centre.
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December

Flox’s urban forest in the new Spectrum Street Art Festival exhibition at the YMCA.

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Christchurch Art Gallery reopens. Here’s the joyous Pip and Pop New New world – made of sugar.
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Margaret Mahy Playground. It has been our holiday hangout.

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New Brighton Santa Parade

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Ngaio’s desk, Ngaio Marsh house.
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Arohanui, and best wishes for 2016. XXX

Art and Play: 2015 in pictures: December

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Have yourself a James Joycey little Christmas.

Street art

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Sydenham street art.
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Mark Catley street art.
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New Spectrum Street art big wall.
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The new Spectrum Street Art Festival exhibition at the YMCA.

Around town
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Party at the Bus Interchange.
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Armagh Street.
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A happy time as the Christchurch Art Gallery reopens. Here’s the joyous Pip and Pop New New world – made of sugar.
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Margaret Mahy Playground opens. Is huge, and hugely popular.

New Brighton Santa Parade

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Ngaio Marsh House

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I was lucky to get a tour of this gem in Cashmere. A delight.

Wellingtonia: 2015 in pictures: November

A visit to Wellington for the LIANZA Conference.
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Palaces of fun: 2015 in pictures: October

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