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  • Sandra M
    Reading, UK3 contributions
    Very poignant tinged in sadness ,but also reflecting on those who will never see the sun again ,a place for rememberence and quiet reflection
    Written 12 May 2022
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  • Andrew L
    10 contributions
    Had a lovely conversation with Richard, he talked us through the history of of and around the building. The old cathedral, the use of the land prior to the construction of this one, the architectural designs their importance. Very knowledgeable host.
    Written 7 May 2022
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  • BevTonyAuckland
    Auckland, New Zealand116 contributions
    We walked around the area looking at restaurants. The area was obviously suffering from reduced patronage due to Covid but is a pleasant visit
    Written 20 February 2022
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  • Sus1952
    Palmerston North, New Zealand1,914 contributions
    This is a very moving area to visit. So many lives were lost and every one is remembered on this simple wall remembers them all. This understated white wall is such an inspirational memorial to those taken from us by the 2011 earthquake.
    Written 28 February 2022
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  • MissTinkerbelle
    Christchurch, New Zealand169 contributions
    An eclectic mix of shops with access to the RIverside Market and Ballentynes Department store- catch their Xmas window display before it is gone!
    Written 5 January 2021
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  • Jaroslav Nečas
    Brno, Czech Republic916 contributions
    Central square dominated by forsaken damaged cathedral waiting to be repaired after recent earthquakes. Square is on the way of Christchurch trams, there is one of stops.
    Written 26 November 2020
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  • Ed R
    Blenheim, New Zealand735 contributions
    I was pleasantly surprised about how good this stadium was after hearing lots of complaining about Christchurch not having a decent stadium. Sure it isn't the Cake Tin, but parking was easy, heaps of staff on, seating was good and the food service area was very well set up and the prices were not outrageous (opposite of the Cake Tin!) Will definitely attend more games here.
    Written 22 August 2019
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  • Brioney H
    4 contributions
    Took a photo in front - beautiful workmanship, didn't know it was there just sort of came across it.
    Written 25 September 2020
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  • David L
    San Francisco, CA612 contributions
    The central business district of Christchurch remains a work in progress after the 2011 earthquake. Entire blocks remain empty after damaged structures were razed. However, work is underway on several commercial projects and a new convention center. The historic Christchurch Cathedral is labeled a collapse hazard yet its shell stands with large portions missing or badly damaged. It is worthwhile to visit the CBD to understand the impact of a major earthquake and the difficulty to rebuild afterwards.

    There is a memorial one should stop to see, called 185 empty white chairs, one each for those who perished. Ship containers are used as braces at some structures to prevent them from collapsing.

    Christchurch has a goal to attract 30,000 people to live and work in its CBD. New townhouse developments are now for sale or close to completion. Entire city blocks await development.

    Beyond the destruction, the CBD also has a good selection of retailers, restaurants, bars and cultural attractions to draw visitors. There is also a large botanic gardens worth seeing. It's important to support these establishments for the economic stimulus they provide.
    Written 1 January 2020
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  • Ginges_revenge
    Brisbane, Australia2,555 contributions
    Its just a park. Grass, paths, mature trees. It has a free floating sculpture in it that is shaped like a diamond.
    It is just across the street from the Cardboard Cathedral.
    Not a must do.
    Written 27 September 2019
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  • Goodson family
    Christchurch, New Zealand7 contributions
    Nice spot in chch. Perfect day out when sunny. Would recommend for tourists as it shows historic Christchurch
    Written 21 September 2020
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  • ymt888
    Petaling Jaya, Malaysia1,875 contributions
    It was a short walk and you will see a statue of Captain Scott, a park and the Avon River. The Worcester Boulevard was earlier designed as a central street running through the city.
    Written 14 February 2020
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  • Diane Robinson
    4 contributions
    I visited while attending the Christchurch Writers Festival this weekend gone. The house is as it was when she lived there and is so worth a visit. Seated in the Cashmere Hills it has lovely views. The house itself and its furnishings are lovely, but the spirit of Dame Ngaio Marsh makes it so much more than just a nice house. On the day we visited we had the additional treat of meeting an actress who had been directed by Dame Ngaio Marsh in a production of Hamlet. Also enjoyed the bookcase full of various editions of the novels written by Dame Ngaio Marsh. I thoroughly recommend this place to visit.
    Written 2 November 2020
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  • Ginges_revenge
    Brisbane, Australia2,555 contributions
    Made from medals and coins, it is a symbol of peace located in Christchurch. It is one a group of peace bells located across the world.
    This one is located in a lovely setting in the center of the Christchurch botanical gardens. It is a very solid piece of metal and you can touch it and ring it.
    Its a very tactile, sensory exhibit which is actually very calming. Maybe something to do with the setting as well.
    Well worth a visit if you are in the gardens.
    Written 17 September 2019
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  • CFEIII
    Austin, TX4,540 contributions
    Being from the US, it caught my attention that there was a 9-11 Memorial in Christchurch. It was handy for me too as I found it without even having to look for it.
    Written 12 May 2019
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