I’ve just got back from a walk around Christchurch CBD. I was inspired to visit again after I attended a marketing course at the Rendezvous Hotel – a modern and fresh looking building surrounded by rubble and flat gravel areas. Quite iconic of Christchurch right now, but this time I could also see New Regent Street and Cathedral Junction, with trams finally operational and plenty of tourists around. A heart-warming sight.
Outside of the pockets of areas that have been made fit for public access, there are still plenty of buildings to be demolished. It’s good to see a lot of activity still though. Huge construction vehicles and plenty of demolition staff around, even on a Saturday afternoon.
I visited Cathedral Square this time. The Christ Church Cathedral doesn’t look much different from a year or so ago, and there’s little else to see in the square itself, except that trams are running through the square again. Otherwise, it’s good to see access opening up, allowing more traffic (both foot and vehicle) through more of our city.
Cathedral Square 360