Buildings of Akaroa

To wrap up my visit to Akaroa, I want to share some shots of the town. All of the houses and buildings were so charming that they deserve a post of their own.

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I think this next one may be my favorite.

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Every house looked like something out of a fairytale.

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I imagine the residents must get used to people photographing their homes.

Some of the streets reminded me of an American frontier town (minus the cars).

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I did some exploring around sunset as well, and Akaroa’s dock proved a perfect subject.

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The quiet town streets were enchanting before the rush of Easter visitors.

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A couple more highlights from my next day of exploration:

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The sunset on my last night in town was incredible, and I caught it just in time. Again, the dock was a lovely muse.

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On my final morning before catching the bus back to Christchurch, I explored the old French cemetery.

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I can’t imagine a better view while resting in peace.

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With some time to spare, I headed further along the coast to the Britomart memorial, despite the fact that the name of this monument sounded an awful lot like a supermarket or convenience store to me. In truth, it commemorates the HMS Britomart, the ship that brought the British to Akaroa to claim sovereignty over the South Island a mere week before the French arrived.

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After taking in the view, I headed back along the shores of Akaroa Harbour towards my hostel, sad to say farewell to this incredibly charming little town.

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Even my accommodation was incredibly photogenic, with a cute little bridge over the stream running alongside it.

Next, my triumphant return to Christchurch!

4 thoughts on “Buildings of Akaroa

  1. Beautiful shots of the town, Kelsey. (Could those houses be anywhere near as charming on the inside, I wonder.) That lantern-lined dock was a terrific subject, too. To us back home in boring Bolton, viewing your posts is like popping open a fairy-tale book. 🏰

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    1. That is a compliment of the highest order!

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  2. I want to live in Akaroa, but I didn’t see any for sale signs.

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    1. They might sell for the right price.

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