As part of the normalization process I our youngest out earlier this week. Finding a parking spot in the center of Christchurch however proved too much of a challenge and instead we ended up in the park because: “IT HAS THE PLAYGROUND AND A CAFE JOHN! An initial attempt to park on Rolleston Avenue failed as the road was closed around the entry of the Canterbury Museum. We could not help wondering how this favorite of Noah was doing.
So a drink and the playground it was going to be. Amazing whether. In another post I said that spring is color and that I have had this weak spot for blossom. Well we were generously treated with amazing sights and colors by a park that in the midst of all the devastation is coming out of its winter sleep.
The entry of the park itself welcomes you with amazing sights straight away, definitely making you want to come in and see more.
And then there is of course the blossom against the blue skies, my jaw dropped.
Or what to think of this amazing flower. In the Netherlands, they use them (dried) in Christmas decorative arrangements. Here the are just along the path!
The blossom so amazing to see a sea of white in between all the green.
So while it is easy, as I initially did to focus on all, the damage especially when driving around, Hagley Park was one way to revitalize in the midst of the chaos and aftershocks of the earthquake. Christchurch can certainly use a good influx of tourists and by the looks of it in Hagley Park there was no shortage. Thee’s plenty to be seen and Hagley Park is definitely a great place to start on a sunny day.
Noah agreed and had a great time playing together.