The final part of my mini road trip was Christchurch city. I studied down in Christchurch before the earthquakes and hadnt been down here since. Although it was extremely sad to see so many of the beautiful old buildings gone, the spirit of everyone living in the city and the creativity emerging absolutely blew me away. There are amazing murals, graffiti walls, container shops.##
One place I loved visiting was the Cathedral – I remember walking past here years ago when my room mates and I would go shopping in the city. To view the Cathedral, you walk through a man made tunnel of flowers and cacti.
Brightly coloured art installations line the gates surrounding the Cathedral (see below).
The image above (on right) is of the new cardboard Cathedral designed by Japanese architect Shigeru Ban. You can read more about it here.
Above is an image of the container shops located in the city centre. This was a 2 story coffee shop with an outdoor area upstairs.
The other thing I loved was the book swap stops dotted around the city. These were recycled pieces of furniture filled with books – the idea is you leave a book and take a book. SUCH a cool idea.
I wish I had been in Christchurch longer, there is so much to explore and see! Until next time…
Another week…another instagram collection of photos. I really should think of a way to DIY these into something. Im enjoying recording my life in photos and flicking back through old phone pics. Spring is slowly coming to New Zealand! And I have so many flower photography to share with you over the next few weeks :) Have a lovely weekend! xo Bec
Good morning! My week in Insta-pics above. I also opened my Insta gallery so you can purchase canvases of my photos! I absolutely LOVE the image I got of the Birds of Paradise flower (top right photo). If you have Instagram please leave a comment below so I can follow you too! xo Bec
Well guys, the time has come for Arlo and I to head back to NZ! As of tomorrow I will have no internet as we will be doing the final pack-up and then flying across the Tasman. Ill be sure to take lots of photos along the way and update you all as soon as possible! But for now, here is W, X & Y of the A-Z photos… I will be doing a DIY with these in our new home AND sharing my Z with you when I next have internet! (oh the anticipation :) ) Yeeehooo excitement and new adventures ahead!
Make sure you all keep happy and well… I shall return to the blogging world as soon as I can! X Bec
X! Xmas decorations made by my mum and I…
I just found these when we were packing away our home so thought I’d share.
Y! Yellow chicken :)
Happy first day of March!
Over the next 26 days, Alana from The Little Leaf and I will be working together on a fun photo project!!
Each day we will take a photo with the theme of a letter from the alphabet, an A-Z of photos from our everyday lives, that make us who we are. At the end of our 26 day mission we will produce a cool DIY of how we displayed our photos in our homes. So keep watch! We are both really excited to be working together…and even more excited to show you our end products! So lets get started :) with the letter…