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    It is hard to imagine the destruction which surrounds this area on such a beautiful clear calm sunny spring morning, It seems as if Christchuch has changed forever. I wonder how long it will take us to recover.

    Steve Brandon, acatofimpossiblecolour, and 27 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. Hib1 55 months ago | reply

      Thanks to you all

    2. georgeryon 55 months ago | reply

      9/11 happened on such a clear beautiful day almost 9 years ago. You will recover but never forget.

    3. Inspiring Designs 55 months ago | reply

      Thoughts go out to those in NZ. May you and your family and friends be safe and band together to move on. We find strength in each other!

    4. Fairweather Sorbet (aka Terrie) 55 months ago | reply

      My heart goes out to you! Praying for a speedy recovery for you all.

    5. avlxyz 55 months ago | reply

      reminds me of that scene from Back to the Future!
      hope everyone is ok.
      --
      Seen on Flickr blog via facebook (?)

    6. Sunciti _ Sundaram's Images + Messages 55 months ago | reply

      Do not loose heart. There will be solutions coming. God is hitting the people hard now a day.
      it is un believable NZs are hurt. God be with you and we pray for you.

    7. CreativeImagesbyGary 55 months ago | reply

      I think it's most amazing that no one was killed! That is miraculous in itself. As far as recover... probably more like when will a new Christchurch evolve that puts all this behind them. I don't know that anyone ever really recovers from a tragedy like this.

    8. JIGGS IMAGES 55 months ago | reply

      We were saddened to hear of the earthquake that hit Christchurch, one of our favourite cities in the world. Do hope there are no more aftershocks so that you can all start on the mammoth task of cleaning up and re- building.

    9. rvanr 55 months ago | reply

      I was shocked to see the damage to your beautiful city, especially as we were there in March and recognised some of the places we walked, shopped and had a flat white.
      The Breakfast View

    10. The Pocket Rocket 55 months ago | reply

      My thoughts are with you all. I have such lovely memories of Christchurch
      during my visit in March and some lovely photos. Stay safe.

    11. DAVID RN 55 months ago | reply

      I visited there many years ago. Christchurch is a beautiful town. I hope everything will be alright.

    12. Bluebell 15 55 months ago | reply

      Incredible no one killed: just as well it was in the middle of the night. Mega sympathies to all in ChCh. I was there briefly in Feb. and it's so sad to think of all the damage and disruption.

    13. Caroletn 55 months ago | reply

      I was so very very sorry to learn of this terrible earthquake and it saddens me to see the damage. My heart and prayers are with Christchurch and my hopes for rebuilding.

    14. Hib1 55 months ago | reply

      The clock is now running to time. Buildings across the raod to be demolished along with the family business - the very popular Canterbury Cheesemongers. It is so sad to hear how many people have lost their homes, jobs and businesses but heartening to see the spirit and support all aroubd the stricken area. A plea to tourists - do keep coming. There is a lot unscathed still.

    15. avlxyz 55 months ago | reply

      it is sad to have to demolish businesses...

    16. Cafe Cecil 54 months ago | reply

      Post all of you images related to the event and the aftermath to the eqnz.chc.2010 group www.flickr.com/groups/eqnzchc2010/

      There is no need to be selective - we want them all

      Please also add the tag eqnz.chc.2010 to your images.

    17. Hib1 39 months ago | reply

      Little did we know on this sunny September morning what lay beneath this fragile crust where we live. We congratulated ourselves on the fact that there were no deaths and how well the people were coping with the destruction. 18months later and 9000 aftershocks (several over 6 in magnitude), the loss of over 180 lives, countless injuries, 1000s of homes damaged beyond repair, the loss of heritage and public buildings, a central city shut down, I can only look back and feel we were just being softened up for what was to come. It is struggle now to remain positive but still the optimism shines out at times and we will rise again.

    18. Hib1 39 months ago | reply

      thanks junjie

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