I have a constant dilemma. Ok to be fair, I have a lot of constant dilemma’s but the one I’m talking about is real and it is effecting me right now…
I take a lot of photos.
I know that is not really a surprise to pretty much anyone who knows me or has followed me for a while. The real problem comes when I want to share those photos – I mean who really wants to see 700 photos of my 4 day weekend home to Christchurch?!?!
So I have to now come up with a plan to share said photos without boring everyone to tears. I mean I like my photos but that doesn’t mean every else wants to see hundreds of them. And I really don’t know how to choose the best ones as a kind of highlight reel.
Although to be fair, I was home for two full days and other than crazy photos I took with my nieces, my photos consist of two things really – autumn and street art.. both of which Christchurch does really well. So it seems only fair that I split my posts into two separate ones and I will start with the Street Art Edition (there are less photos!!)
So here we go (all photos are taken on my Samsung S9+ and were edited with Snapseed):
I had grey skies all day and then I came to this piece by Findac at the YMCA on Hereford Street. The blue skies appeared and I got this stunning shot. I have to share the story of this one because it is lovely:
“”Kaitaki’ is Maori for ‘the guardian’ and this depiction of Ashleigh Sagar is meant as a symbol of protection to the city.
The bird on the right is a kingfisher or kotare and is found on the South Island where Christchurch is situated.
The owl on the left is called a ruru and they are sacred to Maori culture and synonymous with signs of warning. Given the earthquakes here a few years ago, from which the city is still visibly recovering, I felt it only right to reference the disaster but also to look forward to the future in a way that I can only hope local people will.“
I have two massively favourite pieces of street art in Christchurch – this is one of them. Sadly the other one is slowly being covered due to new buildings. But more importantly, both of them were done by New Zealand artist Owen Dippie. This one has been around for a long time and I hope it stays because it really is stunning.
So those are some of the photos I took of street art in Christchurch while I was home. I will get my autumn post together in the next few days 🙂