February 21, 2013

christchurch

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christchurch is a beautiful city on the south island of new zealand. in 2011, the city was devastated by a 6.3 earthquake. even two years later, parts of the city are still vacant and in ruins and look straight out of the video game call of duty (yes, i am a nerd). driving through town was a bit eerie and it may be one of the saddest places i have ever visited. you can almost feel the devastation in the air. one area that escapes this feeling is castel street. the street is made up mostly of buildings made of shipping containers and the bright colors make it a really cheery place. the great coffee and restaurants aren't too shabby either. another great experience was visiting the memorial for the 185 people who died in the quake. the memorial consists of 185 chairs of all different kinds painted white and lined up in rows. there are highchairs, wheel chairs, arm chairs, etc. it was really powerful and i'm so glad i got a chance to visit

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{earthquake victim memorial}

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Anonymous said...

Sad about the lost lives. Powerful all the chairs lined up. Thanks for sharing about it.

Anonymous said...

Where is your ice cream? Cute photos :)

Anonymous said...

Your plate looks healthful and scrumptious . Interesting visiting there I'm sure .

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