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Old April 20th, 2007, 12:53 PM   #21
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I lived in christchurch for a bit as a young child, and these photos brought back some wonderful, yet distant memories. I always loved the small Avon river. It’s tiny as far as rivers go, and many may even argue, too small to be taken seriously, but still, it meanders and weaves it’s way around the city in such a lovely way.

I also remember the beaches, New Brighton etc, and there was some sort of caves at the beach in Clifton. If you have photos of these caves I would be really appreciative.

Christchurch is a beautiful small city, but I would hesitate before claiming one of the most beautiful in the world. I know it’s all based on one’s personal perspective, but there are so many cities I have seen since that I would consider far more attractive and beautiful. Wellington and Auckland in NZ, Sydney & Perth in Australia, Bergen, Venice, Paris, Barcelona, Prague, Budapest, Genoa, Hamburg etc in Europe, Boston, San Francisco, Seattle, Vancouver etc in North America, and I could expand this list enormously if I think for a couple of minutes longer.

Christchurch is beautiful, but not outstanding. It is quite a typical city really, and I know many “suburbs” of a similar size and attractiveness that offers everything Christchurch has and then the big city down the road. But I certainly recommend a visit when you are in New Zealand.
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Old April 20th, 2007, 01:28 PM   #22
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Old April 20th, 2007, 07:05 PM   #23
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Charming city. I love it!
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Is this that funky area - I think that it is called SOL or LANES ? If so, please get us more pics of this area .....

Yes sir, that is Electric boulevard in Funky town.
I will get round to posting what pics I have of SOL & Lichfield lanes, but you probably would have seen 80-90% of them in kiwiscrapers.

That place is cool, it's going to AMAZING when it's finished.
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Old April 20th, 2007, 07:34 PM   #24
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I also remember the beaches, New Brighton etc, and there was some sort of caves at the beach in Clifton. If you have photos of these caves I would be really appreciative.

--- There ar many caves around that area.
Sorry, I don't have any pics of them, just cave rock, pictured below, which is kind of a cave....hope it helps.

Christchurch is a beautiful small city, but I would hesitate before claiming one of the most beautiful in the world. I know it’s all based on one’s personal perspective, but there are so many cities I have seen since that I would consider far more attractive and beautiful. Wellington and Auckland in NZ, Sydney & Perth in Australia, Bergen, Venice, Paris, Barcelona, Prague, Budapest, Genoa, Hamburg etc in Europe, Boston, San Francisco, Seattle, Vancouver etc in North America, and I could expand this list enormously if I think for a couple of minutes longer.

---Well, yes it is all based on personal perspective, so why would you even bother to list those cities that you belive are better looking? I mean jesus are you oblivious to the contradiction?

ps. The quote in my 1st post is shared by many.
The perspective in question is not as personal as you may think.



Christchurch is beautiful, but not outstanding. It is quite a typical city really, and I know many “suburbs” of a similar size and attractiveness that offers everything Christchurch has and then the big city down the road. But I certainly recommend a visit when you are in New Zealand.
Christchurch is outstanding. Christchurch is a unique city, so it can't be typical. - These are facts. I would like to know these "suburbs" that offer what CHC has, as I said CHC is unique - that's a fact - so there is nowhere in the world that offers exactly what Christchurch does. Nope nowhere.

Can we agree to disagree?



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Old April 20th, 2007, 10:57 PM   #25
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I'm thinking about go to New zealand in january, and surely i will go to christchurch!!
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I spent four months in Christchurch last year - a beautiful little city! Thank you for sharing the photos.
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very beaultiful city!!
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Old April 21st, 2007, 07:09 PM   #29
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Such nice comments guys, it's great!

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Old April 22nd, 2007, 04:10 PM   #31
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Old April 23rd, 2007, 11:07 AM   #32
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Some street performers in Cathedral Square.

The World buskers festival is held in CHC every january/febuary - i forget which. If you get the chance and like to laugh and see people acting like idiots it's something you should see at least once in your lifetime...














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Old April 23rd, 2007, 12:19 PM   #33
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Christchurch is outstanding. Christchurch is a unique city, so it can't be typical. - These are facts. I would like to know these "suburbs" that offer what CHC has, as I said CHC is unique - that's a fact - so there is nowhere in the world that offers exactly what Christchurch does. Nope nowhere.

Can we agree to disagree?
Please don’t get me wrong, I am certainly not saying anything bad about Christchurch. It is a very nice small city. Like any city on this planet, it is unique – all cities, regardless of their size are unique. I was just confused as to why you would consider it one of the most beautiful cities in the world, as although it is certainly charming, there are many cities out there which people would consider more beautiful.

My comment about suburbs is true, as remember, there are many large cities out there with suburbs bigger than Christchurch. Some of these suburbs are big enough to act like cities in their own right. My own suburb where I live has more museums than Christchurch, more bars and restaurants, a subway system (of cause that connects to the main cities) one of the world’s largest urban forests etc, and it is still only a suburb.

I really like Christchurch, but I did find it rather sleepy for a city. Some people of cause love that, and prefer that, so each to their own. Myself? I prefer a bit more zest in a place. This is a very open and honest reply. I am not knocking the place, just giving my point of view.

By the way, you are welcome to tell me what Christchurch has that is above most other cities in the world :O)
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Please don’t get me wrong, I am certainly not saying anything bad about Christchurch. It is a very nice small city. Like any city on this planet, it is unique – all cities, regardless of their size are unique. I was just confused as to why you would consider it one of the most beautiful cities in the world, as although it is certainly charming, there are many cities out there which people would consider more beautiful.

My comment about suburbs is true, as remember, there are many large cities out there with suburbs bigger than Christchurch. Some of these suburbs are big enough to act like cities in their own right. My own suburb where I live has more museums than Christchurch, more bars and restaurants, a subway system (of cause that connects to the main cities) one of the world’s largest urban forests etc, and it is still only a suburb.

I really like Christchurch, but I did find it rather sleepy for a city. Some people of cause love that, and prefer that, so each to their own. Myself? I prefer a bit more zest in a place. This is a very open and honest reply. I am not knocking the place, just giving my point of view.

By the way, you are welcome to tell me what Christchurch has that is above most other cities in the world :O)
Hi Mate Let's compare apples with apples and not apples with pears here - Frankfurt is waaaaay bigger than Christchurch (approx. 5 million - right ?) and Christchurch has an approximate population of 360 000. There is a HUGE difference. No wonder the suburbs can't be compared to the likes of Frankfurt. You must also remember that Frankfurt is based in Europe with large towns and cities within close proximity to each other, Christchurch is fairly isolated and is surrounded by farms and more farms. Then there is history - no discussion needed here. Some logic will go a long way

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What a beautiful thread Cartel. ChristChurch looks so gorgeous.
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Hi Mate Let's compare apples with apples and not apples with pears here - Frankfurt is waaaaay bigger than Christchurch (approx. 5 million - right ?) and Christchurch has an approximate population of 360 000. There is a HUGE difference. No wonder the suburbs can't be compared to the likes of Frankfurt. You must also remember that Frankfurt is based in Europe with large towns and cities within close proximity to each other, Christchurch is fairly isolated and is surrounded by farms and more farms. Then there is history - no discussion needed here. Some logic will go a long way
Thanks Syd! Some support! No discussion needed but he wants to know. You know he's right 'Justme' - 360,000 people what are you expecting, of course it's a bit sleepy - it is waking up though! Some people do love that, not me personally, I spend much of my time in the densest and one of the busiest cities of earth - Cario. That's one of the reasons why I do too. There's just some things Christchurch can't offer a BIG city lover like yourself, and me. It is small, but not as small as everyone makes it out to be! Over 500km sq built up, for some comparison it's slightly bigger than Copenhagen. I really find it hard to tell you what is so great about it, cuz it would just be 'he ses' you really have to experience it yourself, most people who will get me, will get Christchurch. Really Christchurch city & the South Island is not for everybody, obviously not you! But that's all good, I'll have it over some suburb in Germany! even if it does have better PT and more....museums. I hope you enjoy the pics and the rest of the thread regardless

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This next section of the thread is due in part to a special request by ENIGMA.

SOL Square, Lichfield Lanes & (south) High Street Precinct - Part I -

Located in a south/east corner of central Christchurch. We will start with an overview of the area. This part of the city is currently undergoing the first stage in a major development/revitalization project. This stage is concentrating on redeveloping a large network of old lanes & alleyways into a living, shopping, drinking & entertainment hub.



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Part 1 to continue on following page.

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I like the inner city older buildings and tree-lined streets but the city is very spread out. Sprawl alert!
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