New Zealand…day 10 – Christchurch’s Red Zone

After leaving Cashel Mall we walked across to Hereford then Oxford Sts to try to see some of the damage within the red zone.  From Oxford St you can see through to the cathedral and some of the damage.  They were in the process of dismantling it with no definitive idea of its future.  I hope they can keep at least part of the building and build a new cathedral and incorporate part of the old one.

Someone hung this angel from the crane.  It was a poignant touch.

This is the one of the walls of the Bridge of Remembrance.  The bridge was closed off and we didn’t know why.  It was only when we walked down to the river that we saw the major cracks in the bridge walls.

The Bridge of Remembrance was closed off and we couldn’t see why but once we walked down to the river we could see major cracks in the bridge walls.

All buildings had to be inspected to assess what level of damage had been sustained.  These markings mean something to the assessors but not to the general public.

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One thought on “New Zealand…day 10 – Christchurch’s Red Zone

  1. I feel so terribly sad seeing the devastation in Christchurch after the quakes. It was such a beautiful city. I hope 2013 is a better year for the residents. Your photos are an insight into the city’s pain.

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