The 20th of 21 street lamps to be installed as part of Mischa Kuball’s Solidarity Grid.
It was installed in 2015.
This gift from Poland, an overhanging street lamp with delicate cast iron lace detail is a gesture of friendship and support for Christchurch, especially during our city’s recovery and rebuild process. Similar style lamps can be found along Sopot’s Pier – the longest wooden pier in Europe stretching over 500m into the Baltic Sea.
The link between Pomerania and Canterbury regions goes back to the times of the early settlers and left a significant footprint in the current landscape of our city.
The Polish city of Sopot is a fashionable resort town popular with tourists and celebrities for its fresh sea air and health spas. Centred between Gdansk and Gdynia (known as the Tri-Cities) on the Baltic Coast, its temperate climate, Art Nouveau architecture and manicured gardens make for a pleasant, calming atmosphere.