i didn't go home for almost a year after the earthquake.
i guess i didn't want to see my city until i felt there was more hope. i think it's a bit like seeing someone you love really unwell, somehow it destroys your memory of them.... i didn't want to see christchurch because i didn't want my memories to change.
what i loved about my time back home was that all the things i love most about christchurch are still there. and yes these things are different from how i remember, but somehow it's all still the same.
the shipping crate shops on cashel street
some streets in the central city are still blocked off
i caught the ferry across from diamond harbour to lyttelton
i love you lyttelton coffee co.
this is the site where the building i once worked in stood.
there's a lot of love and hope in lyttelton. there are also heaps of cool people with great ideas.
so i can't wait to see it in a year from now.