Architecture, Christchurch

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    Sculpture inside Anthony Harper Building
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    Old Girl's High School
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    Why did this overbridge have to go?
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    All visitors should begin...

    by Miz Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Favorite thing: All visitors should begin their trip to Christchurch with Cathedral Square, the home of her most famous (and central) landmark, the Christchurch Cathedral. Here you will also find the Christchurch Visitors' Centre, located in the historic post office building, as well as a small aquarium, a converted movie theatre.
    Grab yourself a snack from one of the food stalls and listen to the Wizard give one of his speeches in front of the cathedral. Must see attractions such as the museum, botanical gardens, and art centre are only a short stroll away.

    Fondest memory: In my mind, Christchurch will be forever defined by live rugby games on the (now demolished) Embankment at Jade Stadium and potato pancakes from the Greek stall at the Art Centre market.

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    Take a close look at the...

    by tarim Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Favorite thing: Take a close look at the beautiful Cathedral - it has been designed by Benjamin Mountford 1864 after the magnificent cathedral of Caen,
    France. The second photo shows the former Canterbury Provincial Government Buldings at Chathedral Square, today you can find the
    post office (main building) there.

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    OLD BUILDINGS

    by kiwigal_1 Updated Oct 21, 2004

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    Arts Centre

    Favorite thing: Christchurch is full of old buildings. While you are there don't forget to see the Old Arts Centre buildings and markets! This picture is of the place where I bought my punting ticket.

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    BRIDGES OVER THE AVON

    by kiwigal_1 Updated Oct 21, 2004

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    Avon River

    Favorite thing: During the punt ride on the Avon we passed under many interesting bridges. This was one of them. It was just like I imagined parts of England might be.

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    Statues & Parks

    by victorwkf Written Sep 26, 2004

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    Statue at Christchurch

    Favorite thing: There are several impressive statues at the various parks located along the Avon River. Do take time to sit and relax at the parks, especially during autumn when the weather is cooling and dry.

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    Elegant corner buildings

    by Kate-Me Written Mar 5, 2004

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    Favorite thing: I found Christchurch to have some quite notable elegant corner buildings, two I noticed in particular, including this one (not too far from Cathedral Square - Manchester St I think)

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    City Walks Brochure.

    by seagoingJLW Written Sep 7, 2002

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    Favorite thing: When in Christchurch, take the recommended City Walks. There are three of them. You pick up your map at the Visitors' Center in Cathedral Square.

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