Christchurch New Zealand 14th February 2008.
I was destined to fall in love with New Zealand, I knew it before I got there. The fact that I would arrive on St. Valentine’s Day was just the icing on the cake as far as I was concerned. However it didn’t get off to quite the start I had hoped with my flight from Melbourne arriving late on Valentine’s night, in a downpour of epic proportions.
The downpour lasted for the whole two nights and one day that I spent in Christchurch first time round and I was delighted to get the hell out of there on the second day for my Magic Bus trip around the South Island. When I returned two weeks later however, I had fallen in love with New Zealand for sure and Christchurch welcomed me back with open arms and sunny blue skies 🙂
Here are a few photos from the second time round in Christchurch-I’m pretty sure I took feck all the first time in the rain 😦
Christchurch Art Museum where I spent most of my first (rainy) day in Christchurch looking at beautiful paintings.
The tourist tram, really just for lazy tourists, Christchurch is significantly smaller than even Dublin!
The main square in the city is called Cathedral Square so named thanks to this stunning cathedral.
Life size chess! Well not actual life size, but lots bigger than normal.
The Wizard gives one of his lunch-time sermons. This guy comes out in his ittle car most days with his ladder and stands up there to give some sort of speech. This particular day it was how women’s love for shopping was the ruination of society and men are lazy slobs-he was a very funny guy. There might be a clip or two of him on Youtube (not my clips).
Magnolia flower in the Christchurch Botanic Gardens. I’ll spare you the rest of my flower pictures!
That was all from little Christchurch, but I’ll fill you in with my travels around the South Island next. There are many picture so it’ll be very hard for me to choose. Very, very hard.