Photo 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.
Some more photos from New Zealand – land of mud pools, quakes and fantastic scenery and nature.
My final photo is from 2011 on a bus tour through Europe. More mountainous country, but no earthquake danger this time.
How do you get around? Our dependence on transport is certainly something we ponder about a lot.