Ailsa’s cousin has been visiting from France.
Rob is a retired Anglican Vicar and was interested in visiting the new cathedral that he had heard about.
The building looks a bit ordinary from the outside and I had never been inside so I was keen to go and have a look.
I found the building very interesting. The cardboard tubes suggest that this is a very temporary structure – a quick fix. But in reality it isn’t really made of cardboard, as each tube hides a large steel beam, and the building has a future.
Having said that this is a “con” I actually like the feel it gives. To me it is saying “come-on Christchurch get something moving, we need a Cathedral NOW” and the temporary feeling helps reinforces that message.
Primarily though, the building feels like a cathedral and that is what I wanted to say with this image.