After exploring the Botanic Gardens and Museum earlier in the day, I then headed to other parts of the city, within walking distance of Cathedral Square. Apparently the Cathedral has been de-consecrated.
There’s the “Re-start Mall”, with a few shops and a little food court where I had a beer and a pizza.
Close to this is the “Bridge of Remembrance”, still being restored.
Apparently High Street is going to be re-built with “character”, but at present it’s pretty desolate.
In the other direction, the New Regent Street precinct looks as though it has been completed.
I noticed the restaurant tram in operation – number 411, obviously an ex-Melbourne W2 class (perhaps I went to school on it?)
I had noticed the sight-seeing tram in operation during my exploration earlier in the day.
And a short walk out from the centre is the “Cardboard Cathedral”.
However, there’s so much more to do – all the best to Christchurch for the journey still ahead!