Posted February 23rd, 2011, 03:18 PM
I was shocked and saddened to hear the reports of deaths, injuries and devastation in Christchurch. My day spent in Christchurch during the 2007 world cruise was one of the finest of the entire cruise. Such a lovely city. I am trying to find out if the wonderful cathedral which I visited was, indeed, toppled as some reports suggest.
Yes I am afraid that sadly the CHCH cathedral has been badly damaged, hopefully not beyond repair but at this stage doesnt look good. The spire and walls have come down, there are missing inside, feared dead. A tour of japaneese was going through the tower at the time...very sad, the catholics, not to be missed out, also lost a good portion of their church as well, most buildings that were left alone during the initial eathquake in september have now been damaged and the centre of CHCH has been badly damaged.
Unfortunately inthis country we have a bad history of not appreciating our historic buildings, I hope that the powers that be come to there senses and this time fight to save what little heritage buildings we have left. CHCH was one of our most beautiful cities, but im afraid it will never be the same again. FIngers crossed we can rebuild...
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