1-5: Container mall in the center city
6: Punting on the Avon river
7: Beautiful Sumner beach
On our trip down south we visited a friend in Christchurch. You may have heard about the devastating earthquake that hit Christchurch City back in 2011. While there is still a lot of work to be done, the city has done a great job at keeping things going, and there is a super cool container mall in the centre of the city. While it was originally meant to be temporary, there is talk of keeping it as a permanent shopping area! It think it's a great idea.
We had a wander around the mall and then headed out to Sumner beach. Sumner was one of the worst-hit areas with a lot of houses now unliveable, but the beach was lovely.