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Saturday, September 4, 2010

Scenic Sunday: Christchurch


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We woke up this morning to the news that an earthquake has struck New Zealand. We in Auckland is unaffected by the 7.1 Richter scale quake in Christchurch. We are on different islands, and it takes more than one hour to fly, and many hours to drive as we are separated by the Cooks strait.

Thank you to many of you who asked.

This photo was taken at the famous Christchurch Cathedral in 1978. There is no news if this building is affected. I hope not.

10 comments:

Lew said...

I'm glad you are safe and sound - I thought I remembered that you lived in the northern part of New Zealand. The pictures and video shown on the news here shows a lot of damage in Christchurch, but not totally collapsed buildings. That is a beautiful church - I hope it was not damages.

Al said...

It's a miracle that nobody was killed in that earthquake. I wonder how that old church fared?

Carver said...

I'm glad you are safe. Such a beautiful church. I hope it survived the quake.

DoanLegacy said...

That is a gorgeous building and a wonderful church!

George said...

I also hope this beautiful church was not damaged in the earthquake.

Cher said...

good to know you were not affected ny the earthquake...
thanks for visiting, i have yet to confirm my red flower's name. :)

kbguy (福生) said...

Actually I dropped by to ask about the earthquake. Thanks God you and family are safe. You already said it all..
I also read that so far there is no casualties. That's good news.

JM said...

Yes, I've also heard of the earthquake and I'm glad to know you are OK and there were no casualties. We have a history of earthquakes in my country... Lisbon was destroyed in the 18th century!

Linda (PA_shutterbug) said...

I hope, too, that the church was not damaged in the earthquake. It is a beautiful church. More importantly, though, I am happy that this earthquake did not result in any loss of life.

Tammie Lee said...

so amazing that this happened while most people were tucked in their beds! Thank goodness. So good also to hear that you are ok. wishing everyone well!