Wednesday, 7 September 2011
On 4 September last year I posted A Reminder about the Christchurch earthquake of that day. Since then there have been over 8,000 - yes eight thousand - earthquakes large and small affecting the area. Fiona from Four Paws and Whiskers who has been one of my principal links (via her blog and Faceboook) with the traumas of Cantabrians during the last year today drew 2011 Back into the CBD Sept 05 - part 1 to our attention. The whole sequence of photos will give you an idea of the physical anguish of the City. It will not, of course, show you the huge loss of homes and all the mental anguish that goes with living on constantly moving ground.
Oddly enough for me one of the most emotional of the photos was of a large piece of equipment. It represents the final indignity for a building. When the building has been demolished the concrete is fed into this machine and spewed out the other end as foundation fill for the next building.