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“Symbol of revival” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Cashel Street

Cashel Street
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US$18.30*
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Christchurch Hop-On Hop-Off Tram
Ranked #23 of 224 things to do in Christchurch
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Tokyo, Japan
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65 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Symbol of revival”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This quite bustling little shopping district showcases Christchurch's ingenuity in the face of its troubles, most conspicuously in the funky architecture: jazzily painted, converted shipping containers. There are food stalls, coffee shops, and a selection of your typical shopping district businesses. It's central, the mood is fun, and it's definitely worth stopping by in if you're in Christchurch.

Visited January 2017
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Christ Church Parish, Barbados
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90 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Restart is our REAL memorial”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

Restart which used to stretch all along Cashel from the river to Colombo had a great (outwardly apparent) atmosphere especially at weekends and is the new cultural centre of Ch-ch. Some of it survives, the rest grabbed by developers with their eyes on the remainder. For me, Restart is our REAL memorial of the earthquakes - it shows the resilience and ingenuity of the people of Ch-ch in setting up businesses even in containers.'
VISIT before developers get the rest!

Visited December 2016
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“Interested”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Haven't been there for awhile, was surprised by the progress. Certainly worth a visit now, it was bussing

Visited December 2016
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Carnoustie, United Kingdom
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148 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Dogged determination”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

One can only have the greatest admiration for the shop owners for getting back to business. The shops are different from the usual city centre ones but then so is the centre of Christchurch. Cashel is attractively laid out and the shops provide a good range despite being restricted for space. Support them all you can

Visited October 2016
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Market Harborough, United Kingdom
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“Imagination use of different materials to create a vibrant part of the city”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Do spend some time walking around this imaginative redevelopment by Re: Start. It's use of adapted containers for banks, shops and food outlets is unique, plus some modern, creative approaches to street art are well worth exploring. Combine it with a trip to Quake City almost opposite.

Visited January 2017
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