On our recent trip down in the South Island of New Zealand we found ourselves accidentally stumbling across this soon to be demolished abandoned mini golf course in Christchurch, New Zealand. As we walked through it, it felt barely abandoned and seemingly such a waste; it must have been a pretty cool course once upon … Continue reading Abandoned Mini Golf In New Zealand!
This hospitality square full of pubs, clubs and a real groovy music store in Christchurch was once a hub of entertainment. Since the 2011 earthquakes devastated the city this square has remained untouched and derelict while insurance claims are disputed. Exploring the inside of the square I stumbled upon forgotten hipster clubs, lots of pigeon … Continue reading Earthquake damaged pub square, Christchurch, New Zealand.
Built out of New Zealand native kauri wood in 1899 and the largest structure in New Zealand around in its time, this grand mansion is slated for demolition following extensive earthquake damage. The mansion was built lavishly both inside and out for a Scottish immigrant Allan McLean, and its beauty is resounding even in its currently … Continue reading The Mansion
Images of the exterior of Christchurch Cathedral from a couple of months ago. The Cathedral was badly damaged in the February 22nd 2011 earthquake (and other aftershocks) that devastated New Zealand’s third largest city. It's a surreal experience, the centre around Cathedral Square is mostly unrecognizable, apart from the iconic Christchurch Cathedral. The Anglican Cathedral was built between … Continue reading Cathedral
Soon to be imploded, this old Police station was built in 1972, it was the 11th tallest building in the city before the earthquakes. Cautious in our approach and full of excitement and adrenline we found many interesting trinkets of the building's history as a large police station, it was a miserable place for many … Continue reading Soon to be imploded
Abandoned and severely crippled by the earthquake this hotel had also played host to an arsonist over the years. Cautiously venturing around the burnt ruins of this hotel you could smell and feel the wet carpets from when the fire was brought under control. We could hear the faint beeping of nearby smoke alarms and … Continue reading The Holiday Inn
This beautiful heritage building was once a teachers college and acted as an apartment block before it was badly damaged in the Christchurch earthquakes. There is a promise made to rebuild and restore the building but years on little progress has been made. Walking inside with the floor creaking beneath us we cautiously stepped inside over … Continue reading Teachers College