Christchurch. A city that I admire so much. My closest large town but one we don’t really venturing into beyond the outer suburbs and mall. Or theatre if we want t bit of culture. We aren’t really city people. But today we headed in to do a discovery hunt at the botanic gardens, find the lego imagination station, ride the tram and see the cardboard cathedral. Ok the plan was actually just the Gardens and the Lego but it morphed into a full day in the city that we really enjoyed.
It is easy to forget the utter destruction of the earthquakes when you live out in the country and everything out here is fixed. 4 years on and the city is doing its upmost best to be a vibrant, busy cosmopolitan centre. The tram runs, the Re:Start Mall is great and the Cardboard Cathedral is breathtaking. Seriously, I’m not religious but it was a magical space.