Ash Keating has done a great large-scale artwork in central Christchurch – well worth a look if you are local. There is a video of him making it here.
We especially enjoyed the contrast to the rather desolate surroundings, where many buildings have been demolished, following the earthquakes of the last couple of years.
These sites have mostly been left flat, with a covering of rubble. Needless to say it is very dusty in town these days. More planting would be nice!
The backs and sides of buildings that were previously rarely seen are now very visible.
A number of projects have been done or are underway to improve the general environment. And nature is doing its bit, to set things right.
So, in the midst of all this, we really enjoyed a concrete proposition: