The original Gothic cathedral was destroyed in the earthquake, and Japanese designers temporarily built this unique "cardboard cathedral" on the site. The unique A-shaped shape is made entirely of cardboard rolls and supported by containers. The inlaid stained glass is extremely dazzling and looks more candy-like. The polycarbonate roof helps to protect these structures. Perhaps, people after the disaster are in need of candy-like comfort, perhaps, this simple "nature" cathedral, a better interpretation of the relationship between human beings and nature.... After the cathedral, there are a variety of white seats, which are left to those who have gone to heaven...
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 tall spire is the most important landmark and spiritual symbol of Christchurch. Visitors can walk into the observation platform on the tower. The top of the tower can overlook the whole garden city and enjoy a panoramic view. In addition, the spire imitates St. Paul's religion in Britain. Hall, equipped with 12 bells, can play different melodies...
The great earthquake in Christchurch in 2011 left the whole city in ruins. Most of the remains of the Cathedral are for visitors to take photos. In front of the church ruins are the original appearance before the earthquake. The top of the church tower has fallen down. It can be seen how badly the earthquake was damaged.
After the great earthquake, Christchurch, the original bustling city center, depression makes people feel desolate. The original famous Cathedral of Christchurch has been destroyed and has not been repaired. Later, beside the building with the largest number of earthquake deaths, the temporary Cathedral of Christchurch, commonly known as "paper church" was built with cardboard, which has multiple commemorative significance. The white wall, shining in the sunlight, also reveals a solemn.
The cathedral, which has a bit of historical vicissitudes, still retains the scene of serious local collapse after the earthquake. Although there are fences around it that block the view, it is still very humanistic and reserved the iron gate from different angles for visitors who are not allowed to enter the cathedral to take pictures here. In front of the lawn square not far from the square, we also visited the newly built simple cathedral. The appearance of the cathedral is simple, but the facilities and scale inside should be the same as the original cathedral. Travel strategy "honeycomb network" The words "beauty of the rest of life after robbery" on the cover of Christchurch are really the finishing touches. Seeing the damaged cathedral on the ruins, it seems that only at this moment can we feel the beauty of fragmentation. 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 once splendid church was destroyed by the earthquake. Now enclosed with iron fences, you can only look outside. I went there twice, and I didn't see anyone repairing it. Maybe I can only see the ruins in the future. There is a square next to it. There are more tourists.
The Cathedral of Christchurch, which was damaged in 2011 and has not been repaired up to now, is a tourist attraction with an average of 200,000 people a year. It has not been repaired so far. It is also to let you remember this day. It is really a "swaying" country.
Today's churches were built later. The former churches were Gothic architecture. Unfortunately, they were destroyed in an earthquake. I like the church building very much. Its top is arched, the pillars supporting the church are white, and the decoration is very beautiful. It's worth visiting.
The Cathedral of Christchurch was seriously damaged in the earthquake. Eight years after the earthquake, the city of Christchurch was still devastated. The reconstruction of the cathedral is far away, but it is still a sacred place in the hearts of the people of Christchurch. The cardboard church not far away was intact in the earthquake. It was really a miracle.
Although cardboard churches are temporary buildings, they can also be used for more than 50 years.