When I was clearing out some things recently, I found an old disposable camera that was left to me by a Swedish friend when she left the country. It still had more than 20 exposures left on it, so I took some pictures of the city, as it was in December 2014. It took me a while to get it developed, as it’s quite hard to find a place that actually processes film these days (Photo and Video in Merivale was the place – thanks guys). They may look a bit grainy and hipster, but that’s not a filter – it’s just a basic camera. It’s a brief, selective snapshot of the city four years on from the quakes.

Author reflected in window of work site

Author reflected in window of work site

Square peg, round hole

Square peg, round hole

Diggers in wait

Diggers in wait

Rainbows over the rebuild

Rainbows over the rebuild

Top of the dome

Top of the dome

Pigeon friends (building since demolished)

Pigeon friends (building since demolished)

Agropolis

Agropolis

Blue bridge on a grey day

Blue bridge on a grey day (art work by Mike Hewson)

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