When I left the house the light was pretty average and overcast, but I had some hopes that the sun would peak through right at the end of the day. And voila, just like magic we got this most stunning sunset tonight. Wow. I was out for a walk around Ferrymead and down by the river it was surreal it was so beautiful.
And here’s a wee video I did as well.
I drive down Avonside Drive a lot, and if it’s the right time of the day, I usually wish I could pull over and take a few photos on the side of the road. It’s a busy road though and there’s no real pedestrian access on the left-hand side as you travel East. So, for a while I’ve been meaning to park on River Road and photograph this area from the other side. As you can see, I finally did that today late in the Autumnal light, and I’ve been rewarded with so many wonderful views. The land backing onto River Road is part of the Residential Red Zone – with the homes demolished long ago now. The photos were taken between Cowlishaw Street and Stanmore Road.
Durham Street has had a lot of work done on it – the street has been narrowed and the footpath is now much wider. This is a lovely spot right by the Avon River and every year the tree in the foreground is one of the first to change colour in the city.
These crosses in Cranmer Square bear the names of New Zealanders from the Canterbury region who were killed in action during 1915-1916.
Today is Anzac day – a day of remembrance for both Australians and New Zealanders. It commemorates all New Zealanders killed in war and honours returned service men and women. April 25th in history is the day the Anzac’s (Australia and New Zealand army corps) landed in Gallipoli in 1915. You can learn ore about the Gallipoli campaign here https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anzac_Day