I {heart} christchurch…

Nicole Barralet | Personal Adventures | Christchurch | 11th – 15th March 2010

I am sorry that it has taken me a couple of days to put up some pics from my recent weekend in Christchurch. I absolutely love photographing in Christchurch. After we arrived in on Friday, the heavens opened up (thanks Melbourne – the rain was coming over from oz) and the temperatures dropped. You could definately tell that we were tourists – all rugged up in our jackets and scarves. We spent the day visiting old houses, visiting rellies and finally we ended up out in the country for a night of good food, good wine and great company out at Andrew’s Dad’s place. It was awesome. We sat around the fire, eating and drinking and spent the night talking all sorts of garbage. It was pure bliss. Nothing like a fireplace, glass of red and lots of chit chat.

Over the next couple of days the weather was absolutely fantastic. The clouds had gone and a beautiful blue sky appeared. It even warmed up. We spent Saturday walking around the city of Christchurch. It is such a mix of old and new. Little hidden alley ways with restaurants, beautiful parks and the trees just starting to change the colour of their leaves. It was magic. I was like a kid in a candy store (except the candy being my camera). Here are a few shots that I have taken around town.


There is still more to come.

Nicole xo

This is the outside of the Christchurch Club where Andrew used to work way before he moved to Australia. It is a beautiful old building that has been very well looked after. I would love to dine there one day. 11 courses at $100 a course.. maybe when I win the lotto (pitty I don’t play lotto!)

I love these photos. One thing that I really noticed within myself, is that I love to capture people somewhere in the shot. I find myself, looking for people more than just taking a snap of a building. I love the colours in these photographs.
Just beautiful.

While we were in Christchurch the Flower Show was on. We didn’t get to go to the show, but Andrew took me through part of the botanical gardens. They are massive!!! I love how the light is backlighting these flowers.

Yes, that bicycle is nailed to the wall. This crazy place had a whole heap of them riding up into the sky.
Very quirky. I like lots!!!

And finally, some of my favourite shots. We went into this really old bookshop. Been around since the 1800’s. It was so quaint, that I just had to sneak a photo in. I love it. Really old world. Modern bookshops just don’t have the same feel about them. The smell, the colours, even the old ladder. I just love it!!

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