Home For The Weekend – Autumn Edition

Here is my 2nd Home for the Weekend post. And this one is all about autumn.

You will no doubt have seen me lament about the fact that Brisbane just doesn’t do autumn. Sure it gets cooler – our temps are in the mid 20’s instead of the mid 30’s but we don’t have autumn colours on the trees. To be fair, other parts of Australia does autumn really well – New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania but I went to go to Christchurch for autumn instead.

So here you go – again all photos were taken on my Samsung S9+ and edited with Snapseed (yes.. there are a lot!):

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Outside the Old Government Building

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Autumn in Cathedral Square

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I did a lot of Tram spotting 

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The still in limbo sad-looking Christchurch Cathedral

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I managed to capture a happy moment here and I was super glad about it

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I love this building and I actually hung around until a tram came along because I knew it would make a pretty cool shot

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I love these sheep!! There are a couple of places in the city you can find them

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Nothing says ‘autumn’ like a carpet of crunchy leaves!

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Perfect autumn moment

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So much autumny goodness!

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New bars along Oxford Terrace

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Autumn + Bridge of Remembrance = Winner

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I shared this photo on Instagram saying that I wasn’t going to share it but realised it was actually a pretty good photo – luckily everyone agreed 

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Christchurch is getting in on the laneway phenomenon 

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Another tram spotting – this time at the Bridge of Remembrance 

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Wandering down Cashel Street Mall

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All those autumn colours ❤

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It might have been a cool grey day but it was still lovely to wander around the city

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I was heading to cross the road when I came across this tree & the Regatta on the Avon opposite. 

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The Avon River was going to be called the Shakespeare until one of the founding family’s, the Deans brothers, named it after a stream on their grandfather’s Scottish farm

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I was driving down the road and had to pull over to take t his shot.. so pretty

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Victoria Square is one of my favourite places in Christchurch & it has just reopened after a refurbishment

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Even before the Europeans, the area where Victoria Square was a market place for the local Maori

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Just ignore the fences and orange cones in the background!

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These very cool Woven Mats of Welcome are located all along the inner city section of the Avon River. Each one has been individually designed.

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Look at those leaves!!!

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This scene here reminds me so much of England. Christchurch is the most English city within New Zealand and it wasn’t something I fully realised until I visited England for myself

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Another Welcome Mat looking towards a statue of James Cook and the Crown Plaza hotel – one of the few highrises in Christchurch to survive the quakes.

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The Hamish Hay Bridge marks the old tram lines for the Papanui & Fendalton routes. Trams crossed this bridge from June 1880 to September 1954

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I saw this tree when I was getting photos of street art at the YMCA.. it was a show stopper that’s for sure!

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Managed to find myself another tram on my 2nd day of wandering around – oh and the cute sheep too

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All shiny and ready for another day’s service. Visitors and locals alike can jump on the tram for NZD25.00. The ticket lasts all day and you can jump on & off as much as you want.

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Enough said!

And well there you have it.. that was my weekend in Christchurch.

Hope you enjoyed these photos.. I really enjoyed taking them.

8 comments

  1. Ooooh, I don’t remember seeing those sheep when I was in Christchurch a couple of years ago. They’re adorable. I did stop to take (many) pictures of the sculptures that are everywhere in that beautiful city. Great place for public art.

    I do remember seeing the Cathedral and thinking that it did, indeed, look rather sad. On the flip side, I suppose it’s hopeful that it’s being restored. One day I’ll return to see it without scaffolding and rubble.

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    • There is so much back & forth between the city council & the church that nothing is getting done. Last I heard funds had been reserved for rebuild but who really knows!! The sheep are so cute!! I really love seeing them scattered around the place 😁

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