Saturday, 7 May 2011
Back in Christchurch we met Andy and Kay for a cycle around the city, the first time they'd been in since the February quake. I wasn't sure what to expect and couldn't really have imagined it if I'd tried. So many buildings already gone, others condemned and waiting for demolition. Huge cracks, holes and bumps in the road. A lot of businesses closed though the buildings have been given the all clear. And in the CBD horrendous sights into the shopping malls and Cathedral Square. All the lovely old buildings either destroyed or seriously damaged. It'll take a long time to fix and I'm not sure where they begin.