Saturday, January 28, 2012

Brighton Kite Saturday

A great day to get your feet wet.

Braving the chilly water.

Happy dog.

Where the kites are: South of the New Brighton Beach pier.

Preparing the eagle.

The team from Peter Lynn Kites of Ashburton raise their mighty space racer.

The space racer takes flight.

Getting the message up.

Beached As Bro!

Oblivious to the big blue bear.

Kate with ladybird.

The animals aloft.

The amazing creations of Peter Lynn Kites.

The fault lines are close by, with a magnitude 4+ shake centered a few kilometres offshore later in the afternoon, but the weather's just fine for kites.

The blue above Brighton.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Emergency Tuesday

The emergency rescue helicopter arrives in Hagley Park, just across the road from the hospital and only a short distance from the Occupy Christchurch camp.

 A patient is smoothly wheeled out.

Transferred to a waiting ambulance to be taken to the nearby hospital.

A replacement folding gurney is wheeled to the chopper.

Almost at the same time as the rescue helicopter patient was being transferred, police and ambulance attended the scene of an accident right outside the hospital, where a pedestrian was struck by a bus.

Everything is quickly and discreetly returned to normal.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Saturday, January 21, 2012

The Buskers are Back

With most of the traditional city venues lost to the earthquakes, the 2012 World Buskers Festival  is based in Hagley Park. Here are some of the acts we liked:

David Ladderman and Pascal Ackermann perform in The Loons Circus Theatre production Clockwork Carniville.

Pascal Ackermann demonstrates his accordion skills.

'Elastic Woman' and actor-bat Skye Broberg.

Sophie Ewert in action.

The Twisty Twinz provide another highlight from Clockwork Carniville.

More aerial acrobatics from the Wau Wau Sisters.

ASAF 'N ROLL warms up.

Lindsay Benner charms a volunteer from her audience.

Mr Vita and Mia Mine of Las Cossas Nostras.

Christchurch's own Sport Suzie

Rubberband Boy

Australian daredevil Ernest the Magnifico tests the courage of audience volunteers with his overpowered flaming stunt car.

Ernest doesn't forget his fans.

 Festival favourites Funny Bones return for their third season.

Funny Bones Japanese half K-Bow.

English Funny Bone Crispy Chris.

Hula hoop magic from Amelia Cadwallader, alias Maple Staplegun.