Looking back over my photos, I have quite a few which show the ways locals have attempted to brighten the city, which otherwise would look very shabby and depressing with all the demolitions going on since the 2010 and 2011 earthquakes
This building had windows boarded up with hardboard, so someone decided to make large photographic murals depicting various activities apparently going on in the empty apartments
Unfortunately efforts to save this building failed, and it has since been demolished. No buyer could be found who was willing to pay the huge cost of restoring it.
On the road to the beachside suburb of Sumner, shipping containers have been installed to protect the road from rockfall.
The containers have been converted to a gigantic outdoor art gallery.
And then there are the more conventional sorts of murals:
Finally, our newly reopened local library complete with red steel emergency earthquake bracing, all decorated for Christmas: