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  • Kebabette,

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    Wonderful wonderful stuff Jackson – both the words and pics. Arohanui right back at you from Ōtautahi.
    Here’s a pic from the Re:START in Christchurch this morning.

    Christchurch • Since Feb 2007 • 180 posts Report Reply

  • Kebabette,

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    And I spotted this piece of art on Colombo Street yesterday. Like the trompe l'oeil curtain.

    Christchurch • Since Feb 2007 • 180 posts Report Reply

  • Geoff Lealand,

    Lovely stuff, Jackson!

    Screen & Media Studies, U… • Since Oct 2007 • 2219 posts Report Reply

  • JacksonP, in reply to Kebabette,

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    Lights on the Avon.

    right back at you from Ōtautahi.

    Thanks Kababette. Sorry didn't manage to catch up on this trip, but will be other chances I hope.

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 2071 posts Report Reply

  • Kebabette, in reply to JacksonP,

    Definitely!

    Christchurch • Since Feb 2007 • 180 posts Report Reply

  • Kebabette,

    You might also be interested in this wee project. I am working on pulling together some Christchurch photos for each month - gives a bit of a visual indicator and reminder of what's happening and changing. Have done them from January 2012, just published July 2012 (when the Michael Parekowhai bulls were the talk of the town). On my blog Episodic Table.

    Christchurch • Since Feb 2007 • 180 posts Report Reply

  • Nora Leggs,

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    Welcome back Jackson! Looks like you had a fine time there.

    A hint of autumn.....

    Corn lady

    Auckland • Since Dec 2011 • 2002 posts Report Reply

  • Joe Wylie, in reply to Kebabette,

    On my blog Episodic Table.

    Thanks!

    flat earth • Since Jan 2007 • 3291 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __, in reply to JacksonP,

    Lights on the Avon.

    Love that shot! So very Chch.
    I seem to recall there were some other night ones?

    Was terrific to see you and share with you some of the bits that are left. It made me painfully aware how much more has gone, even in the last few months.

    As I said, without standing here in person with us you can’t understand what it’s like. After the tragedy and the loss, the grindingly mundane awfulness of everything.

    Lovely people like those here on PAS make it much more bearable. Thanks, and arohanui to all.

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3300 posts Report Reply

  • BenWilson,

    Great shots, Jackson.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 8027 posts Report Reply

  • Rob Stowell,

    Great pics- thanks for sharing :)

    Whakaraupo • Since Nov 2006 • 1354 posts Report Reply

  • JacksonP, in reply to Kebabette,

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    I seem to recall there were some other night ones?

    Yes there were.

    On my blog Episodic Table.

    Thanks for that. Lots of great stuff in there.

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 2071 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __,

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    A couple of relics on Tuam St.

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3300 posts Report Reply

  • Joe Wylie, in reply to JacksonP,

    Three nice ones there Jackson. Definitely a different eye.

    flat earth • Since Jan 2007 • 3291 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel,

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    Hail fellow well met...
    Good to meet you too, Jackson, in the photonic reflection zone, as it were, unmediated by devices or subject to power spikes or tithe...
    Here's the poster for the Twilight Market, you are missing, at the Pallet Pavilion tonight!
    (finishes at 8.30pm not 9 as on poster)
    Here the good burghers of Chchch drag their meagre offerings from their low hovels to dare eke another day from a tattered calendar and a shattered city... Oh! and there'll be young people with funky stuff too!
    Step right up, Step right up come see The City and The City!*
    I'll be the one chasing airborne ephemera all over the show, as the Southerly picks up...
    Autumn bites, the Icehouse gets cracking...

    *Jackson this is a good Mieville to dip into, too.

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 4220 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    I’ll be the one chasing airborne ephemera all over the show

    Ian, I thought of you (and Joe, too) when I saw this last night on Twitter:

    Video of a traditional glass signwriter at work. Jaw-dropping virtuosity.

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3300 posts Report Reply

  • Hebe,

    Sorry to have missed you Jackson and PASers; next time the gathering will go to the top of my to-do list. I was excited to see your first photos, thinking 'there IS some beauty here", then realised they were of Nelson. No matter, it's a brief trip to the past that happens sometimes after the world's turned day-glo. I sometimes subconsciously expect to find what was there when I turn a corner/ go on an errand then am surprised when it's all changed.

    I took my visiting mother and her partner to town for a quick, considered tour on Tuesday; the first time she has seen the CBD since February 2011. She spent much of her life in Christchurch. The empty spaces seen from outside Alice's stunned her, especially when we realised we could see the old Post Office in the Square down at the end of High Street. She found the idea of seeing the square too upsetting so I showed her the weeds in Chancery Lane though the wire, which I find surreal. Then thank God for the Dance-o-mat then Ballantyne's, her true spiritual home, to end on an up note. It was odd in that parts of the landscape I take totally for granted were shocking to her. (She was about to go to town when the Feb 22 shake happened, having been delayed half an hour. Lucky.)

    I'm impatient to get snapping again after five weeks of vicious summer flu, the parental visit, and teenage twins' birthday this week, so Jackson, Lilith, Gudrun, you're all inspiring me with your work ( and the Summer series too Nora and Sofie and Jos). It's been great to have PAS to visit -- isn't the internet wonderful!

    Christchurch • Since May 2011 • 2442 posts Report Reply

  • Hebe, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    Here the good burghers of Chchch drag their meagre offerings from their low hovels

    Will the burghers have burgers? Or kebabettes?

    Christchurch • Since May 2011 • 2442 posts Report Reply

  • JacksonP, in reply to Hebe,

    I'm impatient to get snapping again after five weeks of vicious summer flu

    So sorry to hear that Hebe. I recall being knocked out by a sinus infection at the same time last year. No fun at all. Hope you are fully recovered soon.

    BTW, our tween twins had a birthday this week too. ;-)

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 2071 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to JacksonP,

    and you survived. #bravo

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  • Hebe, in reply to JacksonP,

    Really! What day? Ours were15 on Wednesday. We gave them a surfboard each, took the afternoon off school and went to the beach to play; then Cassels Tannery (Coolston! heh) for a big family dinner. Great day; to see what were 1kg scraps now healthy intelligent goodlooking and very cool young men (I'm a wee bit biased) wading off into the surf together made me feel ... a big feeling.

    Christchurch • Since May 2011 • 2442 posts Report Reply

  • Rob Stowell, in reply to JacksonP,

    BTW, our tween twins had a birthday this week too. ;-)

    Jeepers, ours were 12 on Feb 28- is that a cluster? :)
    #aren’ttwinswonderfuloratleastafterwhatwe’vebeenthroughwe’reentitledtothinkso

    Whakaraupo • Since Nov 2006 • 1354 posts Report Reply

  • Hebe, in reply to Rob Stowell,

    I know another pair of identicals from this side of town whose birthday is March 5....
    Hope 'your' birthday was great Rob. 15 snuck up on me: in some ways I feel the huge, sometimes overwhelming, demands have lifted. Wonderful hashtag....can we have own thread now?

    Christchurch • Since May 2011 • 2442 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __, in reply to Hebe,

    Sorry to hear about the lurg, Hebe, that sucks!! Glad if things are looking up now, and your boys are making you proud. :-)

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3300 posts Report Reply

  • Stephen Judd, in reply to Hebe,

    Will the burghers have burgers? Or kebabettes?

    Well, it will be a bunfight...

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 2906 posts Report Reply

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