At the beginning of the month I visited Christchurch. Here are a few pictures of my weekend away. I haven’t been down to Christchurch for a few years so it was really great to see all the rebuilding that has taken place since the 2011 earthquakes.
There were still road cones lining the streets, and a lot of buildings still being demolished, but in amongst the destruction there was a lot of beauty. There were large murals on the side of buildings, where perhaps old buildings had once stood and new Regent St was picture perfect with pastel shops on either side of the path where the tram was running.
On Saturday we went to the Christchurch Farmers Market. The buzz of the markets made me so excited. I was in foodie heaven. There was everything you could want; cake stands, gourmet breads and doughnuts, gelato, bacon butties, fresh juices, dumplings. My recommendations would be Cakes by Anna and Green Roots Organics – Delish.
On Sunday we ventured to what seemed an untouched part of Christchurch, Govenor’s Bay. 40 minutes out of town you come across a picturesque bay, with the most stunning views. We stopped in at Govenor’s Bay Hotel and enjoyed a cold drink.