Monday, February 21, 2011

Outdoor Wednesday: Earthquake in Christchurch.





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I came home to news that there is a serious earthquake in Christchurch. It is 6.3 earthquake, is shallower and nearer the centre of the city. The icon of Christchurch which survived the September was not so fortunate this time. The spire on the Christchurch Cathedral has collapsed.

There are reports of deaths. Around 150 people are trapped inside the 13-storey Forsyth Barr building on the corner of Armargh and Colombo streets.

I was in this photo with my sis in law in 1978. I don't think it will be salvaged. More than one hundred and ten years of history is gone.

22 comments:

Jama said...

I heard about the earthquake this morning, it's such a sad news to start my day, hopefully not many casualties. The church is very beautiful, such a waste to just let it go, it has so much history behind it.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Oh how sad, Ann... That cathedral is so gorgeous. It hurts me to think of it being damaged...

My prayers...
Hugs,
Betsy

M.Kate said...

Hi Ann, firstly that's a beautiful church and so sayang it's gone and cant be restored. Very sad. My prayers always to those in need.

Ginny said...

Is it just the spire? What about the rest of the church, is it alright?? No one was in it at the time? A coincidence, your secrrity word is anger!!!

Maya said...

Ann, my thoughts are with everyone who has been impacted by this tragic event.

diane b said...

That is horrible news. Such a beautiful cathedral and city.

Steffi said...

My thoughts and prayers with everyone there!I heard today here from the new earthquake.

Kim, USA said...

Hi Ann, I saw the news today and it's so sad so many are trapped and many are dead. My thoughts and prayers to all. Keep Safe!!

wenn said...

such tragedy.

dibear said...

Ann, I thought of you as soon as I saw the news this morning. It is so sad to see so much destruction. I am glad you are safe.

Sandra said...

so very sad for this beautiful building and for all the suffering this brings to your country.

flowerweaver said...

So sad about the historic church. I hope they find a way to restore it.

farmlady said...

What a sad thing this is. We are hearing bits and pieces of information here in the states.
I have lived near San Francisco all my life and earthquakes are common... but when the big ones happen, it's always a tragedy.
I hope they find everyone and that the aftershocks settle down.
What a shame the beautiful, old church collapsed.

eden said...

Hi, Ann!

So sad to hear the news. My thoughts and prayers to all N Zealanders. God bless..

jel said...

was it north or south NZ?


it is very sad!

Sarawakiana@2 said...

I do hope that all will be fine with those injured and those suffering from losses will be comforted.

And I hope the Cathedral will be renovated ...so many people have taken photos with it including my siblings!!

khengsiong said...

Read the news. Condolence to the victims...

Regina said...

My deepest sympathy!
and prayers to the affected.

chloephotography said...

it's tragic what happened x

jel said...

thanks for letting me know , and for stooping by, and glad y'all are safe!

Gattina said...

I saw it in the news and it is now even worse. What a terrible tragedy ! we are nothing against nature !
I thought of you, but apparently you don't live there where the earthquake took place.

Dave said...

A sad state of affairs Ann. We also feel for those who have lost loved ones, homes and jobs. - Dave