Hands of hope

I took some photographs of graffitis / murals in Christchurch, and this was one of them.

This was my first visit to Christchurch but even I found that the level of damage of the quake it hit them in 2011 was left in city in in every aspect, and one of which was that there are still a lot of vacant lots occupied in the central Christchurch. Restoration process should need them to take time by many reasons. My hope and thought is at them.

What impressed me there was that there were a lot of street arts and murals in the center of Christchurch, as if they filled up emptiness with the arts. I would like to post more when I am back.

This is my submission to Monochrome Madness by Leanne Cole.

Monochrome Madness is the community she opens for photographers and audiences who love monochrome / black and white photos.  Here gives me a great opportunity and challenges about monochrome images.  As it is open community, everyone can participate.  😊


5 thoughts on “Hands of hope

  1. That is a very evocative photo. There is still a lot of work to be done in Christchurch, isn’t there.

  2. Hi Makiko, I had heard about the street art there. It is a nice way to show that, despite the devastation, they still have a lot of pride in their city. It also appears to be a good way to bring tourists, like yourself, into those areas. I imagine there are still small businesses in those damaged sections that would welcome a visit by passers-by? I look forward to seeing your photos at some point.

    1. Thank you for the comment Tracy. I have had same impression with your insight, they have pride and energy to restore from the tragic incident. They love their city and country on top. NZ is amazing and showed me a lot, but time has come for me to go home. I will post more photos soon! 🙂

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