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Blossom Trees in North Hagley Park

September 21, 2014

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Blossom Tree by the Water Wheel

September 20, 2014

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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.

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Buildings on Bealey Avenue

September 19, 2014

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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.

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Knox Church on Victoria Street

September 18, 2014

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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

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St Andrews Hill Road

September 17, 2014

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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!

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And here is the much improved footpath.

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