Wednesday, April 18, 2012

ChristChurch Cathedral In New Zealand - by Canon


I want to thank Young Stan for the tip for this post!

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The Real Thing
The ChristChurch Cathedral stands in the center of Christchurch, the largest city on New Zealand's South Island. Construction began in 1864, under the supervision of local architect Benjamin Mountfort, and the project required 40 years for completion. The building itself is a representative example of the Neo-Gothic style, and the interior is distinguished by soaring roof supports that resemble the hull of a ship. Local totara and matai timber was used for these massive beams. Cathedral Square, the open plaza surrounding the cathedral, is a favorite gathering place for local residents and visitors alike. The February 2011 Christchurch earthquake was a powerful natural event that severely damaged New Zealand's second-largest city, killing 185 people in one of the nation's deadliest peacetime disasters. The magnitude 6.3 (ML) earthquake struck the Canterbury region in New Zealand's South Island at 12:51 pm on Tuesday, 22 February 2011 local time . The earthquake was centred 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) west of the town of Lyttelton, and 10 kilometres (6 mi) south-east of the centre of Christchurch, New Zealand's second-most populous city. It followed nearly six months after the magnitude 7.1 Canterbury earthquake of 4 September 2010, which caused significant damage to Christchurch and the central Canterbury region, but no direct fatalities. - Wikipedia


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Christchurch Cathedral after Earthquake
A Catedral de Christchurch começou a ser construída em 1864, sob a supervisão do arquiteto local Benjamin Mountfort e foi concluída quarenta anos depois, em 1904. è um belo exemplo de arquitetura em estilo neo-gótico. No dia 22 de fevereiro de 2011 um terremoto/ de 6,3 na Escala Richter atingiu a cidade, provocando 159 mortes e deixando um rastro enorme de destruição e centenas de desaparecidos. A Catedral de ChristChurch teve sua torre totalmente destruída, assim como boa parte de seu prédio.
Christchurch é a maior cidade da Ilha Sul da Nova Zelândia e a segunda maior cidade do país com cerca de 376.700 habitantes, localizada na costa leste da Ilha Sul ao norte da Península de Banks. É a capital da região de Canterbury. Christchurch é considerada a cidade mais inglesa fora da Inglaterra; ela foi planejada em meados do século XVIII como uma cidade modelo. A praça da catedral (Cathedral Square) é o coração da cidade.





Link: ChristChurch.Cathedral.In.New.Zealand.by.Canon

Read more about Christchurch Earthquake: First look inside collapsed Christchurch Cathedral - by BBC


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