Monday, September 17, 2012

The Giants House - Akaroa, NZ

Have just returned from a very special few days in Christchurch with my daughter, Phoebe. The highlight of the trip for both of us was a day trip to Akaroa, visiting the incredible mosaic garden created by artist Josie Martin. Wow. The garden is so exhuberant, so full of the joys of colour and humour. I would totally recommend this as a must-do activity to anyone with a spare day (even half day) in Christchurch. Akaroa itself is well worth staying at, too, with superb restaurants and bars. Just gorgeous! Here are a few (haha) of the photos we took.........
My favourite area

The garden is huge, and mosaic is EVERYWHERE

The Giants House is at the top of a very steep street, so retaining walls are
essential. I can't beleive even the backs of these enormous
sculptures are covered as beautifully as the fronts.

Gorgeous archway of acrobats

Recent work - and sublime colours
Everything is so OTT!!
Love the Tamarillos. The garden plants enhance the art.

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