Christchurch is the second largest city in New Zealand. Compared with the rest of South Island, it is a busy and prosperous place. There are golf courses everywhere in the streets. Along the streets, Gothic buildings in the 19th century are full of strong British flavor. No wonder it is called "the most British city outside Britain". Walking all the way towards the Church of Christchurch in downtown, many buildings are still full of holes and damages. In 2011, a major earthquake devastated the whole city, and the tragic traces are still dim. To this day, many buildings are still full of holes and damages. Christchurch is still in the process of being destroyed. This dynamic city in an excessive period is adding modern and innovative elements to its damaged cultural heritage. Victoria Square is located not far north of the Cathedral Square. It is the only way to go to the Cathedral Square. The square is surrounded by flowers and bushes. According to some sources, it used to be a shopping mall. After the establishment of the Queen Victoria statue in 1903, it was renamed Victoria Square. On the other side of the garden, there is a bronze statue of Captain Cook. The Cathedral Square is the historic center of Christchurch. It was built in 1881 as a landmark of the city. Unfortunately, the February 2011 earthquake brought devastating damage. The 63-meter-high spire collapsed, leaving only the lower part of the tower alive. Two subsequent earthquakes in June and December of the same year destroyed the precious colored glass of the cathedral. Glass round window, the essence of this 150-year-old building disappeared in people's vision. Today the church is still enclosed, surrounded by building materials, barbed wire, cold scaffolding instead of the elegant Gothic spire, the original graceful colored glass round window no longer exists, leaving ruins, only a wild chrysanthemum blooming proudly under the cross, a piece of golden. Christchurch Square will be transformed in the process of reconstruction. As a park and a "cardboard cathedral", New Zealanders may not live without a church. The church square was set with flower doors. When we stepped into it, we saw the precious round stained glass windows of the church fall to pieces. The beautiful window disappeared in sight, which made people feel very sad. On the other side of the church is the Holy Grail of the Millennium, which commemorates the millennium and the 150th anniversary of the founding of Christchurch and Canterbury. This abstract work of art, with its silvery appearance and inner blue color, is displayed in the shape of New Zealand tree fern leaves. It is overlapping and dazzling. If you look from the direction of the church, you will find it incompatible with it. Built near Christchurch Stadium. Outside the square is TheTram, shuttling between Cathedral Square and downtown shopping area. One is CityTour, the other is CityLoop, which surrounds the Christchurch city center, the church clock. It is a handicraft clock made of fallen wood from the earthquake-damaged Christchurch in Christchurch. The shape of the classic church is matched with exquisite log carvings. There is no souvenir more intentional than this wooden clock. That's right.
The Cathedral of Christchurch is located in the center of the city. It is one of the main symbols and important buildings of Christchurch. The Gothic style is full of elegance and charm. The 63-meter-high spire is the most important surface and spiritual symbol of Christchurch. The observation platform on the top of the tower can give a bird's eye view of the whole City and give a panoramic view of the whole garden city. The steeple imitates St. Paul's Church in England. It has 12 bells and can play different melodies.
Cathedral Square is located in the center of Christchurch City, New Zealand, where the cathedral is a landmark building of Christchurch City. There are inverted cone sculptures, red and black chessboard, art leisure chairs, color mural walls, trams running through them, and some street performances, which make the square full of strong artistic flavor...
The Cathedral Square of Christchurch is at the end of its maintenance phase. It was damaged badly in the last Christchurch earthquake. Fortunately, it has been repaired smoothly. Some areas have been repaired and opened to the public. It is said that a monument to the great earthquake will be built here. I believe it will be seen in the next time.
The Cathedral Square in Christchurch is the center of the city. It was damaged badly in the earthquake, but it's almost restored now. The cathedral has been basically restored and opened to the outside world. Cathedral Square has also restored the livelihood of the past, people are very busy.
Due to the earthquakes of the past few years, many parts of Christchurch are still being repaired, especially in the urban area, which is basically a large construction site. Cathedral Square is a downtown area, with stalls and gift shops, where the price of honey is basically the same as anywhere else. The cathedral was also being repaired. It was surrounded and could not be visited. So it took some pictures outside.
The cathedral is a Gothic architectural style full of elegance, and its 63-meter-high spire is the most important landmark of Christchurch. After the earthquake in 2011, the steeple collapsed and was hard to repair. It is now in ruins, but it is still worth seeing. The Cathedral Square is not big. On one side was the church after the earthquake, protected by a fence. People leave words on the walls and flowers. On one side is the Millennium Cup in the square. On the edge of the square is a huge chessboard, on which every piece can be moved to entertain passers-by as a public facility.
Finally, the tour guide drove us to the collapsed cathedral to stop for you to visit. We have come to this cathedral square for the third time and see the damaged cathedral on the ruins again. At this moment, it seems that we can appreciate the beauty of disability. The tour guide told us that the big earthquake happened at noon, and the bell tower of the cathedral, which was over 60 meters high, collapsed. But it was amazing that it did not hurt a tourist. It was said that even the bishop of the cathedral was moved to cry at that time. It was "God bless". The sofa models and some works of art sculpture on the church square stand out in the blue sky and white clouds. Several elderly citizens are playing chess leisurely outside the fence. Bless Christchurch and hope its rebuilding will bring a better view to this garden city.
The Cathedral of Christchurch is located in the center of the city. Its Gothic spire used to be one of the main symbols and important attractions of Christchurch. But if we go to visit now, we can only see a pile of broken walls and ruins. It turned out that in 2010 and 2011, two successive earthquakes occurred in Christchurch, and the magnitude was not small, especially in the latter one. Nearly two hundred people died, and the church collapsed at that time. The local government decided to dismantle the cathedral after several rounds of deliberations because it was too old to be restored with modern materials and it would cost more money to repair than to rebuild. Now only a few broken parts are left, which is also a true portrait of history. It can make people feel a little dignified and vicissitudes of life.