The earth from above and snow below – in Christchurch

The “Earth from Above” is a free outdoor exhibition that runs down Rolleston Ave (from the Armagh St Bridge down to the  Canterbury Museum  in the Cultural Precinct of Christchurch, New Zealand. ( The museum hopes to re-open on 2nd Sept)

These large-scale images, taken over a 15-year period by photographer Yann Arthus-Bertrand, are commanding in their presence: the snow added to my enjoyment and thoughts about the pictures and facts (especially the NZ facts) that were presented under some.

Start one end and walk both ways for these double-sided photos


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In the Events Village, this dome,  which has been used over the past few years in Christchurch  for ice-skating in the Square a couple of years ago and some of the Buskers Festival events earlier this year, looks more like an igloo today!

Hagley Park, New Zealand’s largest city park will be home to the rugby world cup fanzone later this year too – a great setting.

Snowy Christchurch – beautiful pics

Down in Christchurch to write some travel stories – however snow is the topic de jour!

Enjoy these pics: while I’m in the warmth of the beautiful  Classic Villa here in the Cultural Precinct  in the city centre – off to have lunch soon at theRobert Harris Cafe beside the YMCA .. both which are both open .. as are the Boatsheds! No matter what we MUST have coffee of course!

A different view of the Peacock Fountain today - Christchurch Botanic Gardens

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Wellington & snow

Snow on the Tararua Ranges (and Wellington Harbour of course)

Thought I’d miss seeing the fabulous Southern Alps from my inner-city Christchurch apartment: but no, I can still see snow from my new  inner city Wellington apartment balcony.

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