Day 16 – Christchurch

Our last full day in New Zealand was spent in Christchurch. It was fascinating to walk around and see how the city was recovering and rebuilding some seven years after the earthquakes.

We visited Quake City which is a contemporary museum about the earthquake. There is video from some survivors and their stories of loss or escape.

The buildings on the right form part of the Provincial Council Buildings which were damaged in 2011. Apparently these buildings aren't slated for repair or restoration until 2028 because of a shortage of both funds and tradesmen

Just 'aving a Captain Cook, Guv'

Inside the Transitional Cathedral

Some of the 185 chairs in a vacant lot that serve as a memorial of those who lost their lives in the earthquake

The Anglican Cathedral

There are two of these installations in Christchurch. The other stands in the Avon River

Art installation adorning the Art Gallery