Enduring Christchurch – 5 year Anniversary of Feb 22 Earthquake

Enduring Christchurch

This is a photographic essay in an Adobe Slate Presentation – click on the image and then scroll down for images and story.

Five years ago today our city and lives changed forever and continue to change.


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8 Responses to Enduring Christchurch – 5 year Anniversary of Feb 22 Earthquake

  1. John says:

    Great presentation, thank you for your work. I remember this on the news, makes me sad.

  2. katieprior says:

    Really great Slate presentation Stacey! Very frustrating how the bureaucracy is stopping the restoration of your city. Stay strong!

    • lensaddiction says:

      Thanks Katie, I have been lucky with my house but overall the effect on the city has made everything take so much longer and made it more painful for everyone.

  3. Wonderful presentation. My stepdaughter was injured in the February earthquake – just her foot though. It was so heartbreaking to see it all happening on TV. What was annoying was that power, water and sewage supplies were in short supply but all the journalists descended on the city and used up the precious supplies. Here in Hastings and Napier we have constant reminders of the big one in 1931 – with our Art Deco heritage. But we are still aware that we are on fragile earth and have some good earthquakes too, nothing to what you had. But Christchurch will eventually rise from the ashes – once the EQC and the insurance companies come to the party.

    • lensaddiction says:

      Oh I hope your stepdaughter was OK. Yes it was pretty hairy for a while. They chlorinated our water so heavily that everyone had to boil it off before we could drink or cook with it for about a year or so. Power was also a bit variable in some places with the aftershocks, but I was lucky there.

  4. Karen M. says:

    Thank you for your touching and insightful story and photos. We visited Christchurch last October and I found the memorial of the white chairs to be very moving. Seeing the Cathedral in ruins, containers and graphic art impressed upon me what a traumatic event it must have been. And how resilient the people are!

  5. Robyn G says:

    Stay Strong. Well said and well written.
    Although I wasn’t there, I remember this and heard of the recent shakes again just recently too.
    Thanks for sharing this Stacey. Take care 🙂

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