The dream and the reality by maureenpp

The dream and the reality

Christ Church Cathedral in Christchurch - still in ruins 8 years after the earthquakes. The picture shows the dream, sadly I very much doubt I'll live to see it fulfilled. It should have been removed and a New Zealand church built in its place. it will cost at the very least tens of millions, and quite possibly more than a hundred million to rebuild it as it was. A missed opportunity.
Very interesting commentary. Is there a wider debate about it? I think I'll do some reading.
February 17th, 2019  
Such a sad sight. I have much sympathy with your view. We had city hall here that was pretty much a mess, had been built on swamp and with cheap materials, but in a neo classical style. Lots of memories for people..but the millions spent on the restoration, I would have preferred to see an Australian architect build something with real vision and significance to Australian culture.
February 17th, 2019  
I meant to say Maureen, thanks for showing this...I think you told the story well with your photo.
February 17th, 2019  
@hrs Thank you so much - I'm not good at telling a story with a photo, which we all aim for, so I really appreciate your comment.
February 21st, 2019  
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