Transportation – Photo theme from “Where’s my backpack?”

Christchurc, New Zealand: methods of transport. Which I doubt is running anymore due to constant earthquakes and tremors which have devastated the city.

Christchurch, New Zealand: methods of transport.

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City Circle Tram, Christchurch, New Zealand

Photo theme – Transportation

Quickly I found some photos to participate in this theme. They are all from New Zealand with the exception of the last photo. To see the orginator for this idea, visit:

 Ideas to post from http://wheresmybackpack.com/2012/12/14/travel-theme-transportation/

Both of the methods of transport,  in the above two photos, I doubt, are running anymore due to constant earthquakes and tremors which have devastated the city of Christchurch in 2010 and 2011. We visited the city less than 2 weeks prior to the first big earthquake that devastated the city centre.

The tram used to do a tourist circle around the city centre. The city centre is now a ghost town and the tracks buckled beyond use, I suspect. And no tourists to patronise the tram. The gondolas used to travel up the mountain at Lyttleton for a fantastic view of the area around Christchurch and the Port of Lyttleton. Lyttleton was the epicentre of the earthquake. No gondolas anymore, me thinks…..

But the punting business is up and running again I believe…. not the usual method of transportation, but rather nice and relaxing.

Punting on the Avon river

Punting on the Avon river

Some more photos from New Zealand – land of mud pools, quakes and fantastic scenery and nature.

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Wellington, New Zealand. Cable Car….ala San Francisco

Arahura Ferry- Queen Charlotte sound  - New Zealand

Arahura Ferry- Queen Charlotte sound – New Zealand

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My final photo is from 2011 on a bus tour through Europe. More mountainous country, but no earthquake danger this time.

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Inside a coach, on tour through Switzerland and Europe

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oh! I forgot to add the weirdest form of transport that I have seen. It was on the streets of Copenhagen, Denmark.

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How do you get around? Our dependence on transport is certainly something we ponder about a lot.

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