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    Random Christchurch pics today

    Ok, so unfortunately I'm unemployed & whilst I was in the city today I came up with the idea of sitting around people watching (ok, perving if you want to be cynical) & take some pics with the camera in my phone.
    Now the Asian chick ones aren't that great cos it's only 1.3 megapixel (I think - Nokia 3600s) & I was trying to not let on I was taking pics. Reading the manual so I can find out how to suppress the shutter sound would be a good idea...
    First pics from Cathedral Square


    Sort of a market going on

    & Chinese food available from a caravan

    These taken about 10.30am, not many people around which surprised me.

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    Should know the name of the dude statued, but can't remember & couldn't see it from where I sat...

    The big shiny thing is the Chalice if I remember correctly was built to mark the Millennium.

    The 1st Asain chicks, lot of language schools here - so maybe here for that, maybe born here, didn't speak to them - so who knows?

    Unfortunately a bloke got himself into this one

    Back in Cathedral Square & now the sun has gone.

    Headed home now, so even slimmer pickings to "shoot"

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    No more chicks today. No idea what sort of Ferrari this is, but they aren't that common here so I snapped it.

    Also saw this as I was walking. It doesn't say anything about happy endings though...

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    good pics; always liked wandering about the Square. What is the daytime temperature?
    Blue skies.
    I was last in Chch Feb 2009 - summer! - for the Corsair Bay ocean swim. Rained for 3 days. Cold. Just like Wellington.

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    how much is the Thai massage ?

    bet its about $75 or something...

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    NZ's 3rd largest city..

    not exactly bustling...is it?

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    Interesting.... what can you import from Thailand that you can wholesale to the market vendors?

    The cheap eye glasses that you get 100b in the markets here?
    jars of Tiger balm?
    somtam juice?

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    great photo's obviously good camera

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    Good photos AF, sadly don't remember much of it now.
    I do remember many laps hooning around Christchurch cathedral in my Mercury V8 coupe while getting my dick massaged, but all a very distant memory now.
    Its a beautiful city tho', very English.

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    Quote Originally Posted by genghis61 View Post
    good pics; always liked wandering about the Square. What is the daytime temperature?
    Blue skies.
    I was last in Chch Feb 2009 - summer! - for the Corsair Bay ocean swim. Rained for 3 days. Cold. Just like Wellington.
    I read that it was 19C today, which is the best it's been for some time. Recent weeks have typically been 7-12C. Corsair bay is a nice spot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sir Wilson View Post
    how much is the Thai massage ?

    bet its about $75 or something...
    I'll phone tomorrow & post the answer (it's 9.30pm here at the mo). I was guessing maybe closer to $100NZ

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    Quote Originally Posted by shadow role View Post
    not exactly bustling...is it?
    I thought that there'd be more today seeing as the weather was good. Don't think you'd ever call it bustling though

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ancient Future View Post
    No more chicks today. No idea what sort of Ferrari this is, but they aren't that common here so I snapped it.
    Ferrari 456.

    One of the worst Ferraris ever released. Was one of their attempts at a 4 seater.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Master Cool View Post
    Interesting.... what can you import from Thailand that you can wholesale to the market vendors?

    The cheap eye glasses that you get 100b in the markets here?
    jars of Tiger balm?
    somtam juice?
    Sunglasses going for $10 at this market. Think they're mostly Chinese vendors so maybe getting supplies from there. I think some pharmacies sell tiger balm & there's a few Asian supermarkets where you may get the juice. Haven't been round those for a while so maybe there's another place to go while I'm still unemployed.

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    Looks boring

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    Quote Originally Posted by peterpan View Post
    Good photos AF, sadly don't remember much of it now.
    I do remember many laps hooning around Christchurch cathedral in my Mercury V8 coupe while getting my dick massaged, but all a very distant memory now.
    Its a beautiful city tho', very English.
    Henry Ford's B'day being celebrated here this Sunday, if the weather's good enough for me to go will see if I can get a pic of one.
    Very hard to get a pic anywhere near the cathedral now with all the road changes over the years. I could look for a dick massage too, but will have my kids with me so had better behave

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    Reminds me of Perth or Darwin. 'Anaemic' is the word that springs to mind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ancient Future View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Sir Wilson View Post
    how much is the Thai massage ?

    bet its about $75 or something...
    I'll phone tomorrow & post the answer (it's 9.30pm here at the mo). I was guessing maybe closer to $100NZ
    You win the bet. $70 for an hour & $40 for 30 mins. That's 1550Baht/hr or 890 for 30mins (roughly) at today's $NZ conversion rate ($1NZ = 22.16 Baht)

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    I lived in Christchurch for 3 years. (about 20 years ago .. the wizard was still alive)

    I used to manage the "Strollaway Bar" in the square. Is that still there?

    I met a Filipino girl there. Shacked up with her. All the locals used to presume she was Chinese! .. Have they got a bit more "Worldly wise" now?

    How are the ducks going?
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    Looks cold and bleak with that horrible weak insipid sunshine. Nice in summer though.

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    ^ I remember having to pour hot water over the windscreen in the mornings to get rid of the ice. I couldn't use the hose .. frozen.

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    The Wizard - Ian Brackenbury- still alive as far as I know, he got QSM in one of the honours lists last year

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    Oh! .. thought he was dead! One of his spells must have worked!

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    The Ferrari looks like a 550 Marenello to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ancient Future View Post
    These taken about 10.30am, not many people around which surprised me.
    Maybe everyone is on the dole and at home sleeping?

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