August 22, 2011

SIx Months - frozen in time

Yes it has been six months today since the Feb Earthquake.... something we only realised when we took my parents round the perimeter of the red zone for a look yesterday. There are parts of the city they have not felt up to visiting - too much change and damage and a real risk when driving.

I didn't take many pictures,  just looked quietly and thought of the people who have died.  For the first time I was able to get into Durham St. Standing by the Provincial Chambers.... it could have all happened yesterday. Frozen in time....

The paper left where they ran from the coffee shop across the road - the date says it all if you enlarge the picture by clicking on it...

Nothing touched - the building unsafe to enter ( although safe enough to peer in windows and stand in front of apparently?)

There will be many memories for Christchurch today... I might feel the loss of the buildings and the heritage and see the uncertainty to lives and disruption of suburbs and homes, but I can only imagine how much worse it is for those that lost loved ones.  Here is just one story.

At the end of the day, buildings are just structures we can replace. But people are unique and are lost forever.


  1. tears welled up in my eyes reading about Kelly.

  2. Sobering. Spent some time Monday evening remembering. I don't think I'll ever forget that day.

  3. Like those "insider" pics Fi. How we all perceive tragedy in different glimpses...


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