wandering a beautiful city
Christchurch Travel Blog› entry 9 of 10 › view all entries
February 14th, 2009 – by: keef_mon
I woke up a bit late but still made it to avis in time. I dropped off the car and again i was carrying all of my posessions. I walked about a mile to the hostel and dropped off my stuff. It was still too early to check in so i stuffed everything except my cameras into a locker and i was off. I went to the central square where there is a large church. This city is full of very old and beautiful buildings. I went into the church and admired the stained glass and wooden sculptures. They also had a cool street market near the church that i did some shopping at.
I kept walking and found a park that had some sort of chinese new year going on. They had all kinds of cool lanterns set up. There was a creek going around it and every so often a venice style boat would cruise past with a guy standing on the back pushing it around with a stick. Pretty cool, they seemed extra busy as it was valentines day. I found a very old university of some sort that they were now using as an art center. They had cool stuff in all the building. Each building had a different theme, and there was live music in some of the courtyards.
Knowing that I had to be up at 2:30am the next morning to make my 5:30 flight I headed back to the hostel to get some rest.
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