Been There – Christchurch

Starbucks Been There – Christchurch is the mug for the biggest city in the South Island of New Zealand. The exact origin of the name “Christ Church” is not known, however, it has been suggested that it is named in honor of Christ Church, Oxford.
I didn’t know much about New Zealand but I remember hearing about Christ Church on news and unfortunately in regards to a series of earthquakes between 2010 and 2012, with the biggest one claiming the lives of 185 people and causing widespread destruction. The city’s iconic Christchurch Cathedral was severely damaged and lost its spire. It is yet to determine whether and how it will be rebuilt, although some work is being done at the moment. The pre-earthquake picture of the cathedral can be seen on the mug, on the side opposite to the handle.
The other elements of the design showcase multiple areas around the city with an emphasis on nature. Whether you like hiking or winter sports, you can find something to do here.
Big thanks to a reader for providing the photos of this mug.

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