Tuesday, 14 January 2014

Ashburton Town

Ashburton belongs to Canterbury Region and it’s sited on the State Highway 1. This large town is primarily a farming district. Lies between the Rakaia and Rangitata Rivers, Ashburton offers fly fishing as an activity for visitors. In fact, it’s only 86km away from Christchurch and that’s not far for us to take round trip to Christchurch on days off. Nonetheless, I occasionally prefer to hang around in Ashburton to enjoy the calming atmosphere it offered.   

 Some photos taken in the  downtown while staying there...

 Landmark clock tower in the downtown

Methodist Church

Town's sculpture of 'LOVE ME TENDER' by Llew Summers 1994

Memorial statue outside the Ashburton Council Chambers

St Stephen's Anglican Church

A recretional walkway along the main street opposite the retails shops 

Countdown supermarket

I had never visited the Ashburton Domain until the last day before my leaving. Sceneries of colourful flowers and ducks swimming in the pond were captured by my camera.