Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Christchurch-NZ – a Tribute and Memorial…1

My first view of Christchurch, New Zealand, was from the air. I guess it is the same for most travellers who arrive by air into any city, especially if you arrive during the day.


Beautiful snow-capped mountains (the Southern Alps) and verdant fields greeted me .  Once I got down at the Christchurch Airport, I was greeted with such warmth and love, it was wonderful.


The city is called the “Garden City of New Zealand”  and is its second largest city. Christchurch became a city by Royal Charter on 31 July 1856, making it officially the oldest established city in New Zealand.


At the city's centre is Cathedral Square, surrounding the Anglican cathedral, Christ Church. The area around this square and within the 'four avenues' of Christchurch (Bealey Avenue, Fitzgerald Avenue, Moorhouse Avenue and Deans Avenue) is considered the central business district of the city.


To be continued……

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