I worked in Christchurch’s CBD until Labour weekend last year. Now I work in Linwood, but I still commute via the CBD. It gives me a good chance to keep an eye on what’s changing around the central city.
There’s a lot to see, and the pace is relentless. I’m nosy – I like to see what is happening. I usually have a camera too, so have plenty of pics to keep track of it all.
Here are some things spotted in the last few weeks.
Some things are behemoths and can’t be missed. The Government Life building in Cathedral Square is to be demolished, and it is now all covered in scaffolding and white wrap. Its famous digital clock is already gone.
Art leaves the building. I spotted artist Mike Hewson taking down his work off the Crossing on Colombo Street on Saturday.
But art comes too. Today Mike is working on a new installation on the Trinity Church.
Last week All Right? released some research on the post-earthquake experience of Cantabrians. It found that more than two thirds of people are still grieving for what has been lost. It is worth a read to explain a bit about how Christchurch people are doing.