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Umbrellas

August 18, 2013

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Another rainy day in Christchurch today, so a chance to have a little fun with umbrella photos (thanks to my obliging friends).

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A little colour in the city on a grey wet Saturday afternoon

August 17, 2013

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Well it hasn’t been the best of days weather wise, being very much a stay-at-home with a good book kind of a day. Though, as the photos evidence, I did venture out into the city for fresh air. I decided to focus on the colour in the Restart Mall since it was such a dull day.

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Sydenham Pod Park officially opened by Mayor Bob Parker

August 16, 2013

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The Sydenham Pod Park is a new park in the Sydenham business district (right by the Coffee Zone cafe caravan). It’s a joing effort between the City Council, Beca, Sydenham Quaret and local Sydenham businesses. It’s on the site of the Beverleys’ Buildings which were destroyed in the February 2011 earthquake.

It’s rather a funky looking pod and will no doubt be a popular lunch spot as the weather improves. I’m looking forward to taking more photos of it over the coming months as the plants grow and the flowers bloom.

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Cyclist at Dusk on Main Road by the Estuary

August 14, 2013

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A cyclist making their way home along the estuary on Main Road tonight. I was out for a walk with my camera, as I often am, and decided to give it a bit of a test run with some dusk shots. This first picture is actually just a small section of the overall picture – which is shown below.

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Hand-crafted Sheepskin Boots made right here in Christchurch

August 13, 2013

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These beautiful boots are made right here in Christchurch by local company Canterbury Leather International. I got a tour of their factory today and it was fascinating to watch the boots being put together – and I couldn’t help but notice a lot of the staff there were working in a pair of their own boots. I’ve also got a pair of their boots and I’m pretty certain they have vastly contributed to me feeling a lot warmer this winter.

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Canterbury Leather make both boots and slippers under the brand name Canterbury Sheepskin and they have an online shop at http://shop.canterburyleather.com – I think the slippers in particular make an excellent father’s day present.

It’s wonderful to see such an awesome product coming out of Christchurch and being shipped all around the world. It’s not easy being a manufacturer and exporter in New Zealand, so remember to buy New Zealand made and Christchurch made if you can!

 

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