Photos from around Christchurch

Here are a couple of photos that I took around Christchurch recently.

Whitcoulls

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I decided to visit Whitcoulls – a large bookstore and stationary shop in the centre of town that I remember from my childhood, but discovered that the building was damaged in the Boxing Day aftershock.

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Shouldn’t the part “Do not approach… this building” be in bigger letters?

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The money machine (and the ASB bank beside Whitcoulls) are also out of action.

The Arts Centre

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I heard that the tower was actually rotated a little during the earthquake – that’s probably the reason why it is now sitting on the ground.

Christchurch Museum

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Dinosaurs are always cool.

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There was an exhibition of paintings about the modern NZ army. All of the usual hotspots were shown: Afghanistan, Timor, the Solomon Islands, Sydenham (Christchurch).

Not an official notice