Excuse the Leonard Cohen lyric steal, but the other day I saw something at once sad and beautiful.
A house in Colombo Street, long deserted and missing its left side. The morning sun hit it, and it was illuminated.
A closeup of the wonderful Tjalling is innocent – the new Christchurch Art Gallery Outer Spaces work on the back of COCA, Worcester Street. Phantom Billstickers printed 612 A0 sheets, each unique. “Stunning viewing from Worcester Boulevard, it is also worth a closer inspection, as an intriguing selection of images reveal themselves through rips and tears in each of five paper layers.” It looks like a familiar Christchurch City Libraries heritage map/plan, but which one? Tuesday 28 August 2012. (Update: After a bit of cartographical detective work, I reckon it’s the famous 1850 Black Map of Christchurch).