Saturday, January 16, 2010
We bused from Dunedin on the southeast coast about half the length of the South Island a few hours to Christchurch, the country's 2nd largest city. Christchurch is like most major cities, museums, art galleries, gardens, and more coffee shops than I have seen before. They even have a giant chess set in the city center where players walk in amongst the pieces. It is an easy city to get around in. They have a free shuttle/bus service that runs on a set route east and west through the city in addition to a cable car service that runs north and south. Between the two it is easy to get around. Even without these it would not be hard to see the sights of Christchurch on foot. We stayed in a small B&B just outside the city center and enjoyed meeting the owner and hearing his perspective on Christchurch.
The photo is from the arts centre and depicts a wire sculpture suspended in air in a courtyard. It almost looks fake. I thought it was a creative way for the artist to display his/her work.
Next up, Nelson NZ.