New Brighton mural, Christchurch, New Zealand

New Brighton mural, Christchurch, New Zealand

After the initial shock of living in a city environment I found that it is quite possible to still show nature, but within an urban environment. For example the above mural is clearly manmade but depicts an ocean scene, taking it all the way from the wall to the pavement.

 Lyttelton Port by night

Lyttelton Port by night

 Seen next to a flower shop in New Brighton, Christchurch

Seen next to a flower shop in New Brighton, Christchurch

I recently left my Northland paradise to return to the urban environment of Christchurch, New Zealand. Four years after the destructive earthquakes that have changed the City forever there is still much devastation to be seen - but also beauty if you know how to look.

 Lyttelton boasts many architectural wonders and giving this image an 'old world' feel seems to reinforce this trait.

Lyttelton boasts many architectural wonders and giving this image an 'old world' feel seems to reinforce this trait.

 Wooden blocks adorn the overgrown backyard of a house awaiting earthquake repairs

Wooden blocks adorn the overgrown backyard of a house awaiting earthquake repairs

 Manmade structures offer an opportunity for clean lines and unusual shapes

Manmade structures offer an opportunity for clean lines and unusual shapes