Friday, 28 August 2009

Photo Day - 76 - Bridle Path, Christchurch

The Bridle Path in Christchurch, New Zealand was built in 1851 and was the main transport path to Lyttelton. This photo was taken from Castle Rock; with the Northern section of the path and the monument to pioneer women visible in the photo.

Photo of Bridle Path in Christchurch, New Zealand, taken on 2009-04-07

The Bridle Path is often mistakenly called the "Bridal Path", however the path is named for the method of leading horses over the path and is not related to weddings.

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Friday, 21 August 2009

Photo Day - 75 - Castle Rock, Christchurch

Castle Rock is one of the many popular climbing crags in Christchurch, New Zealand. As with the other recent photos of New Zealand, this photo was taken in early April, 2009.

Photo from Castle Rock in Christchurch, New Zealand, taken on 2009-04-07

This photo is looks like it could have been taken on the same day as a previous photo of Castle Rock. In fact, the photos were taken almost four and half years apart. With a bit of keen observation it's possible to see some of the larger additions to the city.

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Friday, 14 August 2009

Photo Day - 74 - New Brighton Pier

The New Brighton Pier is located in New Brighton, Christchurch, New Zealand. This photo is looking South-West to the Port Hills.

Photo from new Brighton Pier in Christchurch, New Zealand, taken on 2009-04-02

The New Brighton Pier was reopened in 1997 with the original pier having been demolished in 1964.

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Friday, 7 August 2009

Photo Day - 73 - Cranmer Square

Cranmer Square is one of the main inner city squares of Christchurch, New Zealand. Cranmer Square is designated a Special Amenity Area and has a number of protected buildings. The building in the right of the photo is the formal Normal School built in 1876, while the oldest existing building in the Square was built in 1863.

Photo from Cranmer Square in Christchurch, New Zealand, taken on 2009-04-02

Cranmer Square has featured on the Canterbury Heritage blog. I also spotted a few photos of Cranmer Square on the Christchurch Daily Photo blog, which has very frequent photo posting schedule.

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