Share this:FacebookPinterestTumblrGoogleLike this:Like Loading... Related Email Facebook Twitter Pinterest Google+ LinkedIn PreviousPeacock FountainNextMerchants of Fine Wine The Author Michelle Michelle is a Christchurch web designer and photography fan living in Christchurch New Zealand. 4 Comments Julie 9 years ago I know it is just across the pond, but I have never been to NZ, although I hope to rectify that in 2009. Christchurch is a very beautiful city. Is it as “English” as these photos make me think? ChCh Daily 9 years ago Hi Julie, Christchurch is often referred to as being ‘English’. Though some of the English visitors I have met have said ‘perhaps England 30 years ago!’. The city has a lot of gardens and parks and ‘gothic revival’ buildings which do give it a very English flavour along with lots of mature oak trees. Though in recent years there have been a lot of plantings of New Zealand native trees and plants around the city – which would definitely make the English aware that they’re not at home! Karen 6 years ago Just loved this part of Christchurch when I visited with my husband and brother in 2009. We walked along here a number of times. I know a nearby building was extensively damaged – did the Retour survive? Michelle 6 years ago Karen, from the footage I have seen post February 2011 quake, the retour is still standing but has sustained some damage.