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  • Joe Wylie,

    Hebe:

    Epic statue that

    Lilith:

    I’ve always hated that War Memorial!

    Whatever, a bit of water would improve it out of sight.

    flat earth • Since Jan 2007 • 3564 posts Report Reply

  • Gudrun Gisela,

    I have a negative somewhere in the building and will ferret it out. I loved the wee tiles schoolchildren made that were part of the water feature where that steel structure is.

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2011 • 890 posts Report Reply

  • Joe Wylie, in reply to Gudrun Gisela,

    The now-vanished 'water feature' badly needed those tiles to relieve the bleak expanses of stainless steel. While those who'd never experienced a pub urinal might miss the connotation, the early critic who dubbed it "a busload of bowlers back from the Coast" wasn't far off.

    flat earth • Since Jan 2007 • 3564 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __, in reply to Hebe,

    I liked the Stewart fountain too before it was buggered by the modernisers

    +1

    The kids’ tiles were a nice idea, but the overall design and layout was nasty. History here. The old design was undemanding and restful, I thought.

    Fountains are great, if they’re done right. I used to feel sorry for the one on Riccarton Rd, which typically either wasn’t working or had been turned bubbly by waggish students.

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3470 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __, in reply to Gudrun Gisela,

    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.

    I sure hope so! I have yet to mentally assimilate all the losses and changes in the city; when I think of the CBD, it's the intact version I see in my mind. I know intellectually it isn't there anymore, but the fragile afterimage persists.

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3470 posts Report Reply

  • JacksonP,

    Loving the exchanges happening here. Feels like another level of Christchurch remembrance.

    Cheers everyone.

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 2144 posts Report Reply

  • Hebe, in reply to JacksonP,

    Could we do a fountains/water Capture thread?

    Christchurch • Since May 2011 • 2608 posts Report Reply

  • Hebe, in reply to Joe Wylie,

    The now-vanished 'water feature' badly needed those tiles to relieve the bleak expanses of stainless steel

    I liked the original stainless steel Stewart because it was so seventies' silly; and people used to put bubbles in the works so it all overflowed in an anarchic way. I loathed the 90s pyramid, though the tiles by young people was a great idea that could have been used more effectively elsewhere.

    Christchurch • Since May 2011 • 2608 posts Report Reply

  • JacksonP, in reply to Hebe,

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    That fountain in Australia.

    Could we do a fountains/water Capture thread?

    Sure. Will put it on the somewhat burgeoning list. But I like fountains too. The Mission Bay one looks nice at night.

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 2144 posts Report Reply

  • Joe Wylie, in reply to JacksonP,

    That fountain in Australia.

    The wonderful Archibald.
    Great pic Jackson. BTW that's the one figure from the fountain's Greek mythological cast of characters that no-one's clear on who he's supposed to be.

    flat earth • Since Jan 2007 • 3564 posts Report Reply

  • Gudrun Gisela,

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    The movement of tumbling water seems to have been the reason those kids started cartwheeling. I think around 2005.

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2011 • 890 posts Report Reply

  • Sofie Bribiesca, in reply to Hebe,

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    Could we do a fountains/

    Throwing caution to the wind, this photo was about 20 years ago. Sadly, I am in it, happily my Grandmother is. As an aside ‘ I got the lil’ baby cheesus. Islander. You are a doll xox.

    Yes, I know, those pants!!

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 6281 posts Report Reply

  • Hebe, in reply to Sofie Bribiesca,

    Well the pic must have been done in the 1980s because the Forsyth Barr building isn't there. So, taking that into account, we can forgive you the trousers, and thanks for the pic. (Clothing crimes -- another Capture thread?) Did you get wet standing there?

    Christchurch • Since May 2011 • 2608 posts Report Reply

  • Hebe, in reply to Gudrun Gisela,

    That's the fountain. Your pic makes it look nicer than it generally does during the day.

    Christchurch • Since May 2011 • 2608 posts Report Reply

  • Sofie Bribiesca, in reply to Hebe,

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    Did you get wet standing there?

    Don't think so. It's St Patrick' s day tomorrow and my Grandmother was Irish. So this was one of her brooches, which lives on my leather. :)
    And yes the 80's so nearly 30 years ago. Yikes!!

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 6281 posts Report Reply

  • Gudrun Gisela, in reply to Sofie Bribiesca,

    Sofie i had a pair of trousers like that. Ah those good ol 80s.

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2011 • 890 posts Report Reply

  • Sofie Bribiesca, in reply to Gudrun Gisela,

    Sofie i had a pair of trousers like that.

    They were yellow. I recall I made the sweat shirt too. Still, never wore shoulder pads, thank Christ.:)

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 6281 posts Report Reply

  • Hebe, in reply to Sofie Bribiesca,

    never wore shoulder pads, thank Christ.:)

    Quite a few PA readers would not have worn shoulder pads in the 80s. Count me as a not.

    Christchurch • Since May 2011 • 2608 posts Report Reply

  • Islander, in reply to Hebe,

    Replicate me-
    (I have bloody broad shoulders anyway-0

    Big O, Mahitahi, Te Wahi … • Since Feb 2007 • 5643 posts Report Reply

  • Islander, in reply to Sofie Bribiesca,

    As an aside ‘ I got the lil’ baby cheesus. Islander. You are a doll xox.

    O

    O!goodsoh!
    Long time coming but trust worth the wait-
    cheers me te arohanui ki a koe, ki a Steve me te faithful hound - na/ K

    Big O, Mahitahi, Te Wahi … • Since Feb 2007 • 5643 posts Report Reply

  • Jackie Clark, in reply to Sofie Bribiesca,

    That's an extraordinary picture, Sof xx

    Mt Eden, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 3123 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel, in reply to Joe Wylie,

    The wonderful Archibald.

    at least the Fountain outlasted The Bulletin

    I remember many a ‘70s night tottering across from the Ramada to sit and gaze at The Bowker Fountain’s late night light show, before boarding a passing omnibus for deepest St Albans…

    There also used to be a band rotunda in Victoria Square
    and I see in the paper today that the Edmonds’ Band Rotunda is to be demolished… I remember organising out door gigs there epochs ago – also coming down is the Armson woolstore (Durham st by the overbridge) which I worked in as a yoof, latterly it has been a design store and is right next to the main access to the Rialto Cinema…

    …the pic must have been done in the 1980s because the Forsyth Barr building isn’t there.

    to be pedantic The Forsyth Barr wouldn’t have been there then either, even if it was, it would have been the R Jones Investments building (Bob’s Block) back then…

    …best be off bricks to clean and stack…
    hi ho hi ho…

    PS I note an excellent letter from ex-city manager, John Gray, in today’s Press – bring him back!

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 5070 posts Report Reply

  • Gudrun Gisela, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

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    Interesting how much we can learn by having a wee chat. Anyway i unearthed this picture taken during a Queens Birthday celebration or something to do with the monarchy. Stu Buchanan and his Garden City Big Band played on what must have been a very nippy morning

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2011 • 890 posts Report Reply

  • Gudrun Gisela,

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    Taken on 14th of August 2000.

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2011 • 890 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __, in reply to Sofie Bribiesca,

    never wore shoulder pads

    O I did! I have broad shoulders, but they were ever so much broader with 80s shoulder-prostheses!!

    to be pedantic The Forsyth Barr wouldn’t have been there then either, even if it was, it would have been the R Jones Investments building

    Hehe I was thinking that, too. ;-)

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3470 posts Report Reply

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