A beautiful Spring day today (even though the forecast was for cold and wet). So to make the most of the sunshine I went for a walk around the central city and discovered the blossom tree by the water wheel on Oxford Terrace is in full bloom. I’ve missed this shot many years running – so was pleased to get a version of it this year.
I’ve always admired these lovely wooden buildings on Bealey Avenue – unfortunately I don’t know much about them or if they have a group name. Like a lot of wooden buildings, they appear to have come through the earthquakes relatively unscathed (though they’ve probably needed at least some work on them I suspect).
Love the large Magnolia tree in the front and the Cabbagge Trees as well.
The Knox Church on the corner of Bealey Avenue and Victoria Street was very badly damaged in our earthquakes and they started rebuilding it last year – it was stripped right back to its frames for a long time.
I was really surprised when driving back from my holiday to see the progress they’ve made – it’s looking like a church again. For more information about the church and the rebuild visit http://www.knoxchurch.co.nz
This road was closed for a few weeks while they worked on the retaining wall – which as you can see looks pretty solid. They’ve also done some planting which I suspect will look rather nice in a few years. I can’t remember now what used to be here!
And here is the much improved footpath.