Dried flowers from Mars

Behind the scenes

We're all getting pretty used to some odd sights in this crazy old town.


Still, this super-sized dried flower arrangement gave me pause. It's the gone-to-seed version of the Ferrier Fountain, which was donated by Mr and Mrs Jack Ferrier to mark the opening of the Christchurch Town Hall in 1972. There's something quite intriguing about its new, alien form, but for those who prefer its hydrated phase, it used to look a bit more like this...