View Christchurch's Earthquake damaged Red Zone captured by Terralink's StreetCam on 7 and 8 of April 2011.
Using this site you can navigate within the restricted areas of Christchurch to locate and view areas of interest. You can view the five photos (three front and both sides) captured using the Streetcam van for most streets within the Red Zone.Instructions
Use the arrows to advance forward and back.
Click the play button to automatically drive forward.
Select a road or other point using the menu items "Roads and Streets" or "Places of Interest".
Locate and click within the map to jump to any location. Area's driven by the StreetCam van are shown on the map in light blue. Your current location and orientation are indicated on the map by the red arrow .
Clicking on an image will display a larger higher resolution image.
The above help can be accessed from the menu link.
For most of us living here, large sections of the city are still cordoned off and we can't tell what is here, gone, repairable or permanently red-stickered for demolition. My parents were venturing out of their western area for the first time today and have avoided tackling the inner parts at all. To be honest, it is hard to drive it anyway - if it is open, the disorientation of lost landmarks, blocked roads, potholes and blockages make it hard enough, without the utter distraction of looking at the ruins in horror... taking a while to get used to it!
Hopefully, this will help us all adjust to the reality of the state of the inner city - technology opens up our inner city.... click on the link and have a drive through the streets and see it for yourselves, without leaving your chair.