The Christchurch Town Hall is the city's premier performing
arts centre. Situated beside the River Avon in the very heart
of Christchurch, the complex provides a magnificent setting
for the performing arts and complements the Christchurch
Convention Centre (which is attached by airbridge) with a
number of versatile conference and meeting room facilities.
For over a century Christchurch has been the gateway to Antarctica. Back in 1901 Robert Falcon Scott's ship 'Discovery' docked at the city's port at Lyttelton. Six years later Ernest Henry Shackleton followed in 'Nimrod', and in 1910 Scott returned with 'Terra Nova' embarking on his ill-fated second expedition.
This is a Romanesque-Gothic 12th century cathedral with many ancient artefacts inside. The gardens of the cathedral are very pleasant and contain orange trees. Archaeology done on the cathedral site has proved that there was a Roman temple and then an Arab mosque here before the cathedral was built.
The Cathedral of Brasilia was constructed in the period of 1959 -1970: in the first phase, of six months, only the structure of the main ship (1959-60), and the conclusion of the remain of 1969-70, involving the water mirror, baptistry, bell tower, inner of the ship, glass walls, slope, etc.
Viking Dublin's cathedral was built about 1038, gaining its present shape from 1172 in the new cathedral of Archbishop Laurence O'Toole and the Norman knight Richard de Clare. There have been major restorations of the cathedral in 1358, 1562, 1829-31, 1871-8 when Henry Roe gave £230,000 (£23m today!) to save it, and from 1980-2.A donation is requested of visitors visiting the cathedral, often t...
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