The buildings may have been flattened, and life running on a temporary 'normal' for the people, but noticeably, the street trees and botanic gardens are untouched by the earthquakes. Some sanctuary in all the rubble? It was for me.... These are the places I loved as a landscape architecture student. They certainly look as magnificent as ever around Hagley Park in The Garden City.
I can't wait to see what landscape designs come out of this blank canvas in the CBD. What an opportunity to start a cityscape from scratch!
|Sunset through the trees at Botanic Gardens|
|Wonderful field of Daffodils at the Botanic Gardens|
|The Avon River|