5 Christchurch

My last day in NZ was spent touring the city that was rocked by a huge quake (and more after) in Feb 2011. It was devastating for the downtwon area. Resilient city though and life is moving along.
D9 Christchurch 001 D9 Christchurch 133 D9 Christchurch 003  An outdoor lounge/cafe area made of crates. D9 Christchurch 005
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D9 Christchurch 014  Shopping district downtown where the stores are made out of shipping containers. D9 Christchurch 015 D9 Christchurch 016 D9 Christchurch 018  Pretty much all high rise buildings were destroyed.  Opened up the views across the entire city.  New construction won't go over 7 stories.
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D9 Christchurch 023  Hotels are hard to come by still.  Especially in an ideal walking area of downtown. D9 Christchurch 024 D9 Christchurch 025 D9 Christchurch 027
D9 Christchurch 028 D9 Christchurch 030 D9 Christchurch 031 D9 Christchurch 032  Many buildings had crack patches like this.
D9 Christchurch 033  Containers used as barriers for falling rocks. D9 Christchurch 035  Abandoned homes on the edge of falling. D9 Christchurch 036 D9 Christchurch 037
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D9 Christchurch 103  Wildlife park.  Lots of animals getting their modeling on.  LOL D9 Christchurch 104 D9 Christchurch 105 D9 Christchurch 106
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