Christchurch re-starts

A few pics from our travels in New Zealand – mainly from the re:start complex in Christchurch. The city is in the midst of lots of rebuilding, and demolishing, after the earthquakes of 2010 and 2011.

Re:start is a complex of shops and cafes in the centre of Christchurch, all housed in shipping crates, and brings some much-needed energy and positivity to the CBD which was devastated by the quakes.

Re:start in Christchurch

The General Store

Lovely patterns from French Bull

or fush and chups if you have a Kiwi accent, apparently!

An artistic response to the quakes and the clear-up

One of the hundreds of waterfalls in Milford Sound – it was wet!

Petrol pumps in Akaroa – a town with a strong French history

View from the train between Christchurch & Picton