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A Prince comes to town, and Victoria Square Re-Opens

November 16, 2012

Prince Charles and Camilla were in Christchurch today. I’d not actually set out to photograph them, but came across the crowd waiting for them on Victoria Street. I was surprised that I was able to get close enough for some decent photos, as I was not very well prepared – having left my long lens at home (again). Repeat after me, take your long lens everywhere! I saw Charles and Camilla again at the Re-Start Mall – along with the Prime Minister and the Mayor.

What I had actually gone into town to photograph was the re-opened Victoria Square (named after Queen Victoria – Charles’s great-great-great Grandmother?). So rather fitting that the square was re-opened today.

We entered the square from what would have been the Crowne Plaza. They’ve created a footpath that goes through the amphitheatre and is fenced off. Once you are in the square it is very much the same as it was pre-earthquake, except there are a lot of missing buildings around the square.

Here’s a short video I did as well:

Published on Friday, November 16th, 2012, under Daily Photo

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