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A walk down River Road

April 27, 2017

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.

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Durham Street

April 26, 2017

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.

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Anzac Day Remembrance

April 25, 2017

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

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Woolston Cemetery (Rutherford Street)

April 24, 2017

Located on Rutherford Street, the Woolston Cemetery is the second oldest cemetery in Christchurch.

You can learn more about the cemetery at the Christchurch Library website.

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Sunset in Ferrymead

April 20, 2017

Sunset by the estuary in Ferrymead tonight.

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