Saturday 11 September 2010

Earthquake Damage

Photo's are of my godparent's street and house in Christchurch.

The area they live in was one of the worst hit by last Saturday's earthquake.

My beautiful godmamma sitting on a park bench in her area!

Their toilets!

Cleaning up the mud!

The mud is actually half way up the legs of these chairs! Hard to believe that there was lawn and garden here!

Their driveway!

Such a miracle that no lives were lost in the Christchurch earthquake.

Take Care


Great-Granny Grandma said...

That really is an incredible miracle.

Jillian's Bella Rosa Antiques said...

Yes, you are right, thank GOD no one was hurt. What amazing looking damage. Amazing in a bad way, of course. I would not want to go through the shaking they must have gone through! Thanks for showing us.

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Rachael,
Oh my goodness your pics are incredible. So very glad that no one was hurt. Thank God. Your lovely Godmother looks calm sitting on the bench. I know the cleanup is a huge effort now.
So sorry for it all and prayers for the repairs to go smoothly.

Have a great weekend.
Hugs, Celestina Marie

Connie said...

Now you know what we experienced in California and why hubs and I moved to Idaho, sugar! Preeeetttty scary.

Anonymous said...

I am so glad no one was hurt in this - I have been to Christchurch and loved it so, including the beautiful people. Had no idea it was in an earthquake prone area! I love your pictures of the portable potties, oh dear I would have such a hard time with that lol, I am a very picky potty person :)

Amanda Keeys said...

Gosh there is sooo much damage. It really is incredible that no lives were lost!

Ruth Welter said...

Hi Rachael,

Horrible destruction from the earth quake. Glad your loved ones are ok. Many hugs.


Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique said...

What a difficult clean up Rachael. So much destruction and chaos - where would they start!!

Cape Cod Rambling Rose said...

That is incredible, Rachael! Thank God your family wasn't hurt. Sitting on that bench on the edge of a crack in the earth looks pretty scary! ;) Hope you have a beatiful week ahead!

Sugar Bear said...

Scary! Amazing photos though. Such a miracle that no one was injured.

DEBBIE said...

Oh my goodness! How terrible!
Glad that no one got hurt!
Wishing all the best to your sweet Godparents and every one else, who was terrible affected!


Alison Gibbs said...

Amazing that with all the damage seen on the tv that no lives were lost

Fete et Fleur said...

WOW! Glad to hear your godparents are well. Those cracks look so ominous.