I’ve been down to Christchurch a couple of weeks ago. Although I was there to play handball in the first place, I also wanted to get a little impression of the Earthquake aftermath. Although several months have passed since the last shake, the effects are still clearly visible:
The inner city area is completely fenced off and no one is allowed in this kinda “forbidden zone”. Everything looks very scary around this zone.
Another place that was hit quite severely was the suburb of “Lyttleton”, where I have been before the big earthquakes took place. It feels strange to come back to a place that has been in good shape on your first visit. It feels like seeing an old school mate after many years again, realizing he has totally changed.
There are some more pictures of Christchurch on Flickr:
Flickr-Set: The Christchurch Earthquake aftermath