Christchurch Earthquake - 4 years on
|The old, earthquake damaged, and the new|
|One of my 2010 photos|
|Christchurch City Centre 2014|
The Cathedral untouched - one end propped up, but no sign of restoration at all.
It's predicted that it will take the New Zealand economy almost 100 years to recover from a natural disaster of this magnitude, which I can believe, since most economies are struggling from the global economic slow-down anyway. But New Zealand's second city does seem to rising like a Phoenix out of the rubble. This is the first time I've managed to get into Christchurch since I arrived four weeks ago. It will be interesting to see what it looks like next time I come here.