We discovered many different sculptures and works of art during our weekend in Christchurch. Here is a small selection.
Flour Power, created by Wellington-based artist Regan Gentry and inspired by the changing face of Canterbury. This 13m-high sheaf has a point to make. In Canterbury, fields of crops have given way to fields of houses. Rows of wheat have been replaced by rows of streetlights.
This is the “Bridge of Remembrance” a memorial to those servicemen who died fighting in in the Great War. Can you see Robin, Merilyn and Colin, the tiny figures posing under the arch?
As we wandered along the banks of the Avon River, we came across the Centennial Waterwheel turning slowly in the current. This wooden replica wheel is standing on the site of the original flour mill built in 1859.
Captain Robert Falcon Scott was leader of the ill-fated British expedition to the South Pole, which set out from Christchurch in 1910. After reaching the pole in 1912, Scott's entire party perished on the return journey. Facing impending death, Scott wrote in his diary that: "Englishmen can endure hardships, help one another and meet death with as great a fortitude as ever in the past."