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What if Wednesdays at the University of Canterbury

March 20, 2013

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When I was a student (back in the day), I’d skip lectures when Young and the Restless was getting really good… (well actually there was a rota and we took turns at taking notes at the more boring lectures…). Now 20 years or so later, I find myself willingly attending lectures at night at the University of Canterbury. I’ve been to a few of the earthquake related ones, and tonight I attended an excellent history lecture entitled ‘What if Abraham Lincoln had not freed the slaves’… by Associate Professor Peter Field. It was a fascinating and illuminating look at Abraham Lincoln the man and what I came away with was he was the right man for the job for his time and his place…

So, I highly recommend the lecture series (which I only just learnt about). You can find out more at http://www.canterbury.ac.nz/wiw/

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Building at the University of Canterbury

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Smile for Christchurch Board in ReStart Mall

March 19, 2013

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This is the Smile for Christchurch display that you can view in the Re-Start Mall.

Smile for Christchurch is a project by Terry Chung – who has been travelling and busking around New Zealand and taking photos of people smiling for Christchurch

You can learn more at the Smile for Christchurch Facebook page.

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Scarecrow at the Curator’s House

March 14, 2013

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The Curator’s House is a restaurant beside the Botanic Gardens. At the back there is a garden, and as you can see it has a scarecrow. I’m not entirely sure it’s working though – based on how many birds were flitting around!

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The gardens are right by the Avon River – opposite the hospital.

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And here is the front of The Curator’s House.

 

 

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Smile for Christchurch

March 13, 2013

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Smile for Christchurch is a project by Terry Chung – who has been travelling and busking around New Zealand and taking photos of people smiling for Christchurch

You can learn more at the Smile for Christchurch Facebook page.

I haven’t seen the display in the ReStart Mall – but hope to go in there and photograph it soon.

Here’s a video from Terry:

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Victoria Square Late Evening

March 10, 2013

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I went into Victoria Square about 7.30pm this evening to take photos with my photo club. It’s a surreal place to be at any time of the day now, but particularly surreal on a Sunday evening.

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The Town Hall

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The intersection of Colombo and Armagh – large demo trucks are parked all along here.

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Not sure of the fate of the building that had the National Bank in it. I’ve always really liked it and sincerely hope it can stay. I’m not sure if the Forsyth Barr building (the large one to the left) is staying or not.

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