The Friday Photo #47 – View from the Hilltop

With Blog4NZ coming up soon it seemed only appropriate to feature a photo from close to my devastated home town of Christchurch.  Looking over Banks Peninsula towards the historic little town of Akaroa, this shot was taken from just beside the Hilltop Tavern – the perfect place to stop for a quiet beer enroute from Christchurch.

I’ve got loads of great memories of holidays and day trips spent in and around Akaroa, and this shot brings them back every time.  Apparently the Hilltop survived the quake safe and sound, so make sure you check it out if you’re in the area.

My favourite places for a Sunday session in Melbourne
Resisting the changes


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    March 11, 2011

    I have some great memories of this spot too... I've been so saddened to hear of the devastation of Christchurch - it's one of my favourite spots in NZ

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    What a touching photo! Especially after the earthquake today as well. :(

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    March 12, 2011

    I didn't even have to scroll to confirm where this picture was taken, Akaroa is my favorite town in NZ!! I lovelovelove this view.

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    Bocas Chick

    March 12, 2011

    I hate to see how it looks like today.. it's really heartbreaking :( I hope NZ will recover soon and Japan too.

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    March 12, 2011

    I love Akaroa, too. There's also a fruit stand en route from ChCh to Akaroa somewhere, selling apricots by the bucket for $2!

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    Fascinating! The photos captured the raw natural beauty of Akaroa, well done.

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