We figured it couldn't possibly take that long to walk to the city center and after being in a car for 4 hours, we really didn't want to drive. So, we ventured off. 90 minutes and a pool of sweat later, we made it to the city center. I didn't take too many pictures since a lot of the city was still being rebuilt and it was actually very depressing. By the time we got to Re:Start (the newly developed city center), most of the shops were closed or in the process of being closed.
|Bridge of Remembrance honoring those who died in WWI was damaged in the earthquake and hasn't been repaired|
|Canterbury Museum by the tourist info center|
We ended up taking a taxi back to the neighborhood of our hostel to eat at a lovely restaurant, Holy Smoke, which was only a 10 minute walk from our hostel.
|The first dinner was just one of the many meals we had here at Holy Smoke|
There was one place that really caught our eye as we walked back to the hostel...so many funny (and scary) things about this. Can you name them?
|Identity crisis for Bob the Builder...don't call Bob, call Dave!|