Sunday, 22 February 2015

Christchurch, remembering, honouring and growing

Where once there were homes and communities, now there are wide open spaces, roads to nowhere and stark reminders of what once was there.

As if by magic, overnight road cones were festooned with flowers as has become part of the ritual, remembering the events of February 22, 2011; the lives lost and the lives changed.

There are many visual reminders of the gravity of that moment at 12.51pm as the city is still in recovery mode.

There are places to go to, to reflect and remember, and to begin to heal

And always on the skyline, cranes; rebuilding, helping to give the city hope and strengthen it's heart and future. Supported by it's people and those who have come from all over the country, and the world to help and make a difference for the future.

Who knows, in time the architectural changes and style may come to be as iconic for the Christchurch of the future, as the Art Deco style has come to be today for Napier.

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