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  • JacksonP, in reply to Gudrun Gisela,

    A Buzzy Bee in a window, watching the little bears escape! Great shots Gudrun. Thanks.

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 2144 posts Report Reply

  • Gudrun Gisela,

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    Autumn leaves on Victoria Park 2004.

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2011 • 890 posts Report Reply

  • JacksonP, in reply to Gudrun Gisela,

    Shared that a bit wider through twitter. Hope you don't mind. Stunning photo.

    ETA: Autumn leaves post. Hmm, there's an idea.

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 2144 posts Report Reply

  • Gudrun Gisela, in reply to JacksonP,

    I think it is very generous of you to do that (no idea how to twitter). It always enjoyed me how quick those leave- munching trucks would come and remove this beautiful foliage for public safety.

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2011 • 890 posts Report Reply

  • Joe Wylie,

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    Rolleston before & after.

    flat earth • Since Jan 2007 • 3555 posts Report Reply

  • Hebe, in reply to Gudrun Gisela,

    You're so good at this! Beautiful.

    Christchurch • Since May 2011 • 2608 posts Report Reply

  • Joe Wylie,

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    Rolleston munted about with.

    flat earth • Since Jan 2007 • 3555 posts Report Reply

  • Hebe, in reply to Joe Wylie,

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    Godley sleeps (at the council depot March 24 last year).

    Christchurch • Since May 2011 • 2608 posts Report Reply

  • Joe Wylie, in reply to Hebe,

    Poor old Godley. Described by D'Arcy Cresswell as the "founder foundering in a pot of tar."

    flat earth • Since Jan 2007 • 3555 posts Report Reply

  • Hebe, in reply to Gudrun Gisela,

    Is that Victoria Park or Victoria Square -- the willow?

    Christchurch • Since May 2011 • 2608 posts Report Reply

  • Gudrun Gisela,

    Yes Hebe it is. A little red oasis amongst the hustle and bustle of Colombo Street and Armagh Street. A good thing is the trees and the benches are still there and it wont be long before we will sit once again in the park and share stories.

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2011 • 890 posts Report Reply

  • Hebe, in reply to Gudrun Gisela,

    Wonder how the old fountain with the coloured lights at night fared. I loved that light show as a child.

    Christchurch • Since May 2011 • 2608 posts Report Reply

  • Gudrun Gisela,

    Hebe where was or is it? I will go and have a look.

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2011 • 890 posts Report Reply

  • Hebe, in reply to Gudrun Gisela,

    In Victoria Square on the Colombo St side about half-way along. Can't miss it; big old stone fountain. Monolithic rather than artistic but the lights made it look good.

    And I have been wondering about the floral clock on the other side of the square near the courts. Such a fine piece of kitsch -- all bright bedding plants and a great big pair of clock hands on a slight hillock. http://www.ccc.govt.nz/cityleisure/artsculture/artinthecity/clocks/floralclock.aspx

    Christchurch • Since May 2011 • 2608 posts Report Reply

  • Gudrun Gisela,

    As soon as humanly possible i will go there and take those snaps. As you probably know they are deconstructing the Park Royal now and therefore it's off limit to mere mortals. I know now which fountain you refer to. As a matter of fact i will go there now and see what i can and what i can not see. Gotta run......

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2011 • 890 posts Report Reply

  • Joe Wylie,

    H L Bowker fountain - first illuminated electric fountain in Australasia. Like a 1930s lava lamp, only better.
    Also floral clock info.

    flat earth • Since Jan 2007 • 3555 posts Report Reply

  • Hebe, in reply to Joe Wylie,

    I like a good fountain; we need more around town.

    I'd like a tactile/sensory earthquake memorial like a labyrinth made of pounamu, or a large rill/small river of spring water with pounamu boulders plonked along a winding path that you could follow, touch, dip your hands in, children young and old could play in, in a sunshiney corner of town. Something symbolising life and regeneration.

    Christchurch • Since May 2011 • 2608 posts Report Reply

  • Gudrun Gisela,

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    This one is still standing.

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2011 • 890 posts Report Reply

  • Hebe, in reply to Gudrun Gisela,

    Epic statue that -- I've never looked closely at it before. It's always been there, in my life and embedded in my brain (first met an eventual husband on its steps one New Year's Day). I'm treasuring what's left in the city rather than mourning what isn't. (the building behind looked good but was hideous to work in).

    Christchurch • Since May 2011 • 2608 posts Report Reply

  • Gudrun Gisela,

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    I recall i borrowed a neighbors digital point and shoot and was sooo impressed I think it had all of 2 mega pixels.

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2011 • 890 posts Report Reply

  • Gudrun Gisela,

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    Hebe this is the Town Hall fountain a while back. Just for you.

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2011 • 890 posts Report Reply

  • Gudrun Gisela,

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    The Square bathed in a low after noon sun, winter around 2000.

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2011 • 890 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __, in reply to Gudrun Gisela,

    This one is still standing.

    I’ve always hated that War Memorial! I remember looking at the sad photos of the Cathedral post-Feb-22 and thinking, “Dammit, that bloody thing’s still standing!”

    I’m fond of the Bowker Fountain though (thanks for the ID, Joe). I remember my Dad taking me there when I was aged 3 or 4 at night-time as a special treat. It was pretty amazing :-)

    Thanks for all the nostalgic shots, Gudrun.

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3468 posts Report Reply

  • Gudrun Gisela,

    Hi Lilith, I feel this is a bit like looking at a favorite family member. We try to recall the happy times we had . While i am not an original Cantabrian i have become very attached to the Canterbury Plains and feel a strong connection to this place.
    There will be pretty places once again to meet family and friends in the not too distant future.

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2011 • 890 posts Report Reply

  • Hebe, in reply to Gudrun Gisela,

    Thanks Gudrun; I like the dandelion effect - it's better without the water. I liked the Stewart fountain too before it was buggered by the modernisers.

    Christchurch • Since May 2011 • 2608 posts Report Reply

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