Retreat Road in Avonside following Feb 2011 earthquake - definitely not living up to its name anymore.... However, nice creative use of broken fence-pavers to create a bridge across pavement mudhole!
The riverbanks on Avonside Drive subsided dramatically towards water's edge following 22 Feb 2011 earthquake, although tall poplar trees rooted there somehow seemed to survive.... and the ubiquitous...
Corner of Avonside Drive and Retreat Road, walking home from work: eight months after Feb 2011 earthquake, & shortly before finally leaving the Residential Red Zone (property I rented was condemned &...
In the Residential Red Zone, snow-thaw from the mid-August 2011 blizzard combined with existing earthquake damage to create sudden and massive pot-holes.
Heavy snowfall in mid-August 2011 made amazing patterns covering native shrubs in Avonside. Also made a nice change from months of looking at liquefaction silt & broken pavements....
Even after the earthquakes, spring still came to Christchurch - along with the usual population explosion amongst the Paradise duck population! It was sort of reassuring, seeing normal seasonal...
October 2011 brought new spring greenery to the Avon Loop - and, of course, new flooding challenges to the Residential Red Zone.
In mid-August 2011, the combination of heavy snowfalls and existing severe earthquake damage to roads meant that in the Residential Red Zone, even heavy-duty 4WD vehicles were out of action until the...
Following the major quakes in Feb and Jun 2011, we then experienced heavy snowfalls in August 2011. In the Residential Red Zone, the snow neatly disguised most of our extreme earthquake damage.
In the months following the 2011 earthquakes, sewage & drainage were entirely non-functional in most of the Residental Red Zone, so residents were provided with a number of.... alternative options!
Houses at 484 and 486 Avonside Drive.
View of Avonside Drive, with a portaloo outside the property at number 448.
444 and 448 Avonside Drive with portaloo.
View of Avonside Drive with the house at number 472 in the foreground.
House and portaloo at 480 Avonside Drive.
View of the house at 382 Avonside Drive.
House at 382 Avonside Drive.
House at 378 Avonside Drive.
House at 406 Avonside Drive.
House at 398 Avonside Drive.
View of Avonside Drive, with a line of coloured stones in the foreground and a portaloo outside the house at number 480.
The bus stop on Avonside Drive in front of 1 Bowie Place.
Houses at 848 and 854 Avonside Drive.
Houses at 864 to 868 Avonside Drive.