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.
Favorite thing: Christchurch used to have some quite notable elegant corner buildings, two I noticed in particular, including this one ( Manchester St I think, hit very badly in the quakes)
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.
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.
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.
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.