I was driving home after my digital camera class this afternoon when a rather large sign caught my eye, so I stopped to check it out and look what I found!
This temporary park is the creation of Greening the Rubble, a community initiative which sprang up after the earthquakes.
As their website says, Greening the Rubble creates temporary public parks and gardens on sites of demolished buildings, usually in commercial rather than residential streets. Licence agreements with site owners, modest financial support from these owners, and extensive sponsorship of the construction materials and design process make it possible for volunteer teams to build and maintain these parks, which add colour and, in many cases, a touch of whimsy to the much altered, post-earthquake face of Christchurch.
This particular garden is sited on the corner of Wordsworth and Colombo Streets, in an area of south Christchurch which saw a number of older buildings destroyed in the earthquakes, leaving many empty sites such as this one.
Although Greening the Rubble and Gap Filler work together on many projects, they are actually two separate organisations, both doing their very best to lighten the hearts and souls of Christchurch residents: good on them!
And one final picture for today …
My letter box, complete with spider web – poor spider, since his web is attached to the opening flap of the letter box, which is opened once in the morning (by the mailman should he have something to deliver), and once in the evening (by me on my return home, to see if anything has been delivered), he must have to rebuild his web once or twice every day: I feel quite guilty about checking for my mail, now!