I CAN USE THE PROPER POOPER!
I CAN USE THE PROPER POOPER!
ooh, you a rubbly noise, mother nature. how scary. i’m quaking in my stylish yet affordable boots.
I love how much this looks like a sculpture, when it’s actually just part of a collapsed building. I hope some of the things like this are kept and put up around Christchurch.
Since the cordons aren’t as strict I went into town with Mum and got some photos. It started raining and I was taking photos through chainlink fences quickly so I didn’t really get any good photos, but I quite like this one.
One of the stores at the mall closest to me after the earthquake. I have no clue how the hell that got there, because it would’ve had to come up from the under the floor to do that.
Elevated Garden City - A proposed option for the rebuild of Christchurch City
Given that most people in the CBD will not want to live and work in high rises, then this new set of low rise buildings will give Christchurch the opportunity to build an elevated garden/walkway space that could become one of the world’s iconic cities.
Instead of the roofs being wasted space it would be possible to make the space useful and linked with walk/cycle ways. You could walk bare foot around the CBD on grass without your feet ever touching the ground. Visitors landing in our fair city would look down on roofs of pure green. With new sustainable, energy-conscious buildings we would become the greenest city in New Zealand inside and outside.
Due to the earthquake, lots of schools in Christchurch are sharing campuses with another and doing half days, with one school there in the morning and the other there in the afternoon. In a couple weeks (at least) mine will be sharing with another school and going from 8.00 to 12.
While this may sound good because, hey, half a day at school for who knows how long, it actually sucks. My school will now be starting 45 minutes earlier, and before the quake I caught the bus to go to school around 7.50 and would get to school not long before it started. Now the route I usually go is too damaged for the bus, so I have to go the long way to school and that will take at least 1.5 hours, possibly more because of slow traffic flow and schools starting up again which means if I want to get to school on time I’ll have to leave at 6.30, which is when I usually get up on a school day. There is no way in hell that that is gonna happen.
Luckily the first couple weeks will be running usual times, so I’ll be able to get to school (still probably a fair bit later than I should) with a few hours attendance so I’ll be able to sort out what will happen, maybe see if I can get my work emailed to me and just work from home, maybe going in once a week or something to go over stuff.
Oh, the joys of going to school on the other side of town from my house.
It was reported that as many as 22 people were stuck inside the Cathedral (half of which collasped) and now it’s been checked out it’s been released that no bodies have been found in there.
So, where did the information that there was people in there come from, or was it just a guess?
I may or may not have posted this image before, but I was totally in the middle of that dust cloud.
But seriously, that was a big one.
I just remembered something from the day of the quake while looking at photos.
Right after it people in town started evacuating to the large open areas like parks to get away from the buildings that could collapse so my mum and I went to Latimer Square. After being there for a little bit mum thought to go to the car to get our first aid kit to give to the St. John people so we did that, then went back to Latimer to find the area the injured were being treated. I didn’t really look at the people, but mum saw a person with a splint made of a bunch of coke bottles tied around his leg.
Good ol’ kiwi ingenuity.
I’m fairly sure this is from the day of the quake.