Welcome to your new city. If you have not been into the central city for a few months, you are in for a very big surprise. It feels like a different place. And today, with the opening of the H & M store, the central city was buzzing with people and energy. It’s like a real city again. There was even a real risk of bumping into people! I personally didn’t fancy queuing to get into the H & M store, so just have photos of everyone else queuing instead. I might make it there tomorrow perhaps.
I instead, explored the buildings that make up The Crossing retail area.
Oh how I love Christchurch in Autumn and greatly admire the early visionaries who planted our wonderful trees (especially those in the Botanic Gardens and Hagley Park).
This scene is by the Avon River on Oxford Terrace – just opposite the building development that will be The Terraces. As you can see, it’s a lovely spot to stop and have some lunch.
This rather stunning mural is going up on a wall of a new building on Kilmore Street. It’s going to be rather stunning once it’s finished. The artist is Melbourne-based Adnate
The new Mexican restaurant on the corner of Hereford and Manchester Streets (it’s called Mexico), has this bright mural on the side of the building of Mexican characters. It was painted by artist Jacob Yikes (http://www.planetyikes.com). I really like the fact that murals are showing up on new developments, as it adds so much character to the city.