Downtown Christchurch, Christchurch
One a nice sunny day - head down to Cathedral Square and watch the guys battle it out in a game of mind blowing chess - giant style.
This game is open for anyone - but its first come first serve - so be early and get ready to be surrounded by lookers.
Fountains and statues
Cathedral Square Birdman Memorial Plaque
On north facing wall of the old Chief Post Office Building in Cathedral Square there is a
cast brass plaque in memory of The Birdman who died in 1988. He used to feed the birds and nearly everyone saw him regularly feeding the city birds. After he died this memorial was set in his memory.
This statue of Scott Reserve is on Riverbank Reserve, cnr Worcester Street and Oxford Terrace.
Marble statue of Robert Falcon Scott set on stone base commemorating death of Scott and his party returning from the South Pole in 1912. Two bronze plaques are set on the plinth and one inscription carved into the stone.
"I do not regret this journey which shows that Englishmen can endure hardships, help one another and meet death with as great fortitude as ever in the past."
On street outside Museum on Rolleston Avenue. (Named after William Rolleston)
White marble statue on stone plinth of William Rolleston fourth and last superintendent of Canterbury. Inscription carved into stone.
William Rolleston Superintendent of Canterbury 1866 - 1876
Favorite thing: Spend some time at the Square. I had a ball listening to a concert band from Perth (ok, they will probably have left by now), enjoying lunch while watching the skaters, and listening to the Wizard (attached photo found on the net).
Favorite thing: My fondest memory: sitting on the square with fresh sushi and fruit, listening to a concert band from Perth playing feel good music. Hard to copy, I know, but it can be so great to just get some food and drink and sit somewhere and watch what is happening around you. Chch is great for this, with the square and the Avon river.
Favorite thing: This picture is of a beautiful section of the Avon River in Christchurch. The picture was taken from the punt.
Favorite thing: The Avon River runs through the center of Christchurch. It is fun to hire a punt and take a tour down the river.
Favorite thing: There are many nice cafes & restaurants in Christchurch, especially along the Avon River and at the City Centre. They cater for a variety of tastes e.g. Western, Chinese, Japanese, Italian etc.
Fondest memory: How else can we enjoy the sun but to take a quick snooze by the park? Sneaked this pic nearby the Scott statue ..
Marble sculptured statue of Captain James Cook set on granite base. Commemorates his three voyages around New Zealand, two bronze plaques are set into the base.
Set in Victoria Square
Favorite thing: If you are in ChCh, without fail you can see a group of people around the chess square...it's only open during certain hours but quite interesting to watch...