Christchurch Earthquake

 

Two weeks ago today my hometown of Christchurch was devastated by a 6.3 magnitude earthquake situated in Lyttelton. This latest earthquake has devastated the city bringing down buildings and claiming many lives.  Thankfully all my family was safe, although one of my sisters had me terribly worried as we knew she worked in  the city and was unable to contact her for several hours.  My brother and I had planned to go over there to celebrate his 50th birthday three days after the quake, we still went over  but the focus somewhat shifted we still celebrated his birthday of course but we were shocked at what had become of our hometown.  These are some of the images I took, the town centre where there was so much damage was still closed when we left and probably will be for many months, I’ve even heard possibly until Christmas. It’s amazing how the kiwi spirit came to life and everyone helped each other at such a traumatic time. This is going to take years to recover from.

 

         

  • I am just sitting here crying. I can’t believe that our hometown looks like this Jen. No words …ReplyCancel

  • amazing, really brings tears to your eyes… thankyou for sharing xReplyCancel

  • Susan

    How sad to see your hometown in devastation. Brought tears to my eyes.ReplyCancel

  • Thank you so much for sharing your photos very tearful to watch
    but you put a good collection together thanks again can you put them on the Christchurch Quake Photos submit would be good to see this hear awesome thanks again
    Michelle LagatuleReplyCancel

  • Ian Goddard

    Who please is singing the anthem? Awesome and would like to get a copy. Thank you.ReplyCancel

  • nicky

    I am so hearing you I live in brisbane ive watched an spoke daily to my friends an family in NZ it is very heart breaking to see our beautiful home in this state an to hear the fear in here voices. Im impressed once again how the kiwi spirit has come out for support love u nz stay strong xxReplyCancel

  • robyn veale

    that was lovely jen how you put all the photos and music together. we are hanging in there as the shakes keep coming. as they say `rise up christchurch`.ReplyCancel

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