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Pallet Pavilion
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Pallet Pavilion
Pallet Pavilion
This is our city's answer to the lack of music venues because of the earthquakes destroying many of them. The Pallet Pavilion is made up of 3000 recycled pallets and took 3000 hours of volunteer work to create. It has seating for 200 people and will host many community events, such as the Teddy Bears' picnic to be held on New Years Eve. This image is looking at it from the outside. I have to say this is one of the coolest things I have seen. Inside is fantastic. There is a stage, seating and tables and at night it is lit up and looks beautiful. The idea was brought to life by Gap Filler, an organisation that makes use of the empty spaces in our city. This is a temporary venue and will stay here until April next year, although I think it should stay permanently.
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Jeff W. Robinson
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    Wow Ann - This is very cool! Great capture and info!

12/29/2012 3:15:36 AM

 
Michelle Alton
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Humans can really be ingenious creatures when they meet up with need! Wonderful image and story, Ann.

12/29/2012 4:21:30 AM

 
Jack Gaskin
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GREAT IMAGE & STORY

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12/29/2012 5:28:28 AM

 
John Connolly
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I would like to see this become a permanent structure Ann! What an ingenious building!

12/29/2012 11:39:07 AM

 
Marijana Fajgl
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Fantastic scene and info Ann!

12/29/2012 1:04:51 PM

 
Kay E. Mahoney
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That is really neat. Love the design of it. I agree, they should leave it there. Loved the story.

12/29/2012 2:52:26 PM

 
Nina Shields
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Ann, what a fascinating approach; love the photo and it's a marvelous story telling image and a tribute to creativity and resilience. Excellent in all regards!

12/29/2012 5:10:55 PM

 
Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna
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What a fantastic and beautiful idea, Ann! Fabulous image! :-) k

12/29/2012 5:37:09 PM

 
Emile Abbott
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Out of disaster creativity is born and this is an amazing tribute to the people who have overcome their grief by building something together that is gorgeous and functional. Thank you Ann for sharing this with the world.

12/30/2012 1:07:19 PM

 
Tiia Vissak
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very original!

12/31/2012 7:42:23 AM

 
JO ANN CLEVELAND
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Outstanding Ann, congrats on your super finalist!

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1/23/2013 7:53:05 PM

 
Stefania Barbier
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wonderful finalist, congratulations Ann!!!

1/24/2013 12:22:27 AM

 
Tiia Vissak
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Congratulations!

1/24/2013 12:41:28 AM

 
Kirsten (Kiki) Kjaer
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WOW! How creative! And so is this marvellous image, Ann. It would be such a shame to tear it down. I hope it stays.
And I hope this one makes gold! Congratulations!!

1/24/2013 2:49:06 AM

 
Ellen Hodges
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Huge congrats and best luck on this awesome finalist and all your gorgeous finalists, Ann!! Best luck on all!!

1/24/2013 4:14:17 AM

 
Connie J. Bagot
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Congratulations on an amazing group of finalists Ann!

1/24/2013 7:51:26 AM

 
Colette M. Metcalf
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Congratulations!!!

1/24/2013 8:03:13 AM

 
Marijana Fajgl
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This is your month, Ann! Big congratulations!

1/24/2013 12:12:28 PM

 
Nancyj Hovey
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C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S
on your very deserving FINALIST! 8o)

1/24/2013 2:30:10 PM

 
Thomas E. Hinds
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A beautiful story and image, Ann! Wow! Congratulations on this wonderful Finalist!

1/24/2013 5:31:58 PM

 
Emile Abbott
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Congratulation Ann on another great finalist.

1/24/2013 5:33:35 PM

 
Lana Arcemont
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Congratulations!

1/24/2013 5:51:09 PM

 
Rona L. Schwarz
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WOW! How fantastic, Ann! Another marvelous image and something so different for you! But what a wonderful story...Huge Congrats on another amazing Finalist! Hope to see it with Gold next!

1/24/2013 7:35:35 PM

 
Barbara Waldoch
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Congratulations on your Finalists, Ann!

1/24/2013 9:52:02 PM

 
Sharon Gardiner
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Congratulations on all your finalists, Ann. Well deserved.

1/25/2013 12:03:09 AM

 
John Connolly
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Congratulations on your Finalist Award Ann, you did well with this one!

1/26/2013 12:34:08 PM

 
Barbara Mason
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Congratulations on your Winner Ann !!

1/27/2013 5:37:50 PM

 
Kathy Wesserling
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Congratulations for the Gold!


Thank you for the story. Having the groupings the way they are made me think of how an orchestra is arranged.

1/27/2013 5:49:33 PM

 
Thomas E. Hinds
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A wonderful Winner! Congratulations, Ann! Love it!

1/27/2013 5:50:09 PM

 
Renee Doyle
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Congratulations on this wonderful capture and winner Ann!!

1/27/2013 6:58:10 PM

 
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CONGRATZ on the terrific Gold Winner, Ann!!!!

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1/27/2013 7:45:07 PM

 
Ellen Hodges
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Huge congrats on a fantastic winner, Ann!!! Hope that it will be displayed at the location, too!!! Would be so cool!!

1/27/2013 8:19:49 PM

 
Kirsten (Kiki) Kjaer
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Congratulations on your gold win, Ann. I'm so happy for you.

1/27/2013 8:21:07 PM

 
Rona L. Schwarz
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I'm thrilled to see this a Gold Winner, Ann! I love it so! Huge Congratulations!!!!

1/27/2013 8:31:01 PM

 
Stefania Barbier
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congratulations on your gorgeous win!!!

1/27/2013 11:25:38 PM

 
Mary K. Robison
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Congratulations on your well deserved Gold Winner, Ann! Wonderful capture and composition!

1/28/2013 12:42:58 AM

 
Colette M. Metcalf
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Congratulations on your GOLD!!!!

1/28/2013 2:01:00 AM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Congratulations on your win Ann!

1/28/2013 4:11:27 AM

 
Terry Cervi
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Congrats on your very cool win, Ann!

1/28/2013 6:32:44 AM

 
Val Feldman
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Warmest congrats, Ann, on your excellent Gold Win...Wonderful story of resourceful creativeness to fill a need and a great capture of it! WTG, my friend!

1/28/2013 7:38:05 AM

 
Emile Abbott
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Well deserved gold badge, Ann Congratulations

1/28/2013 8:25:58 AM

 
Michelle Alton
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Love to see that you've continued on the golden path, Ann! This was a truly worthy win!

Congraulations!

1/28/2013 11:27:16 AM

 
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Beautiful work Ann. Congratulations on your Win.

1/28/2013 12:43:58 PM

 
Marijana Fajgl
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Big congratulations on your fantastic winner, Ann!

1/28/2013 1:21:21 PM

 
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Congratulations on your beautiful Winning image, Ann

1/28/2013 7:43:17 PM

 
Avril Young
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congrats on this outstanding win Ann, well done indeed..

1/29/2013 1:08:31 AM

 
Cindy Bendush
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Huge congratulations on your exceptional gold win!

1/29/2013 3:14:58 PM

 
Sharon Gardiner
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Wow. Congratulations on you win Ann. Well done.

1/31/2013 12:03:07 AM

 
Joannie M. Bertucci
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And Christchurch moves forward with pride and strength! Congrats on your gold badge win Ann and thank you for sharing this amazing story!

1/31/2013 11:35:40 AM

 
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