When I walked past the wreckage, (after evacuating our shattered office block, heading to Latimer Square for shelter from the aftershocks), I began to understand how bad it was.
Richard Wood Photography - Christchurch Roman Catholic Bascilica - February 22 2011 Earthquake Damage - this was a truly beautiful building and I believe there is hope that it can be rebuilt
Collapsed buildings in Manchester Street, Christchurch - this was a beautiful building with gilded pressed metal ceilings and geraniums in terracotta pots sitting on the 3 storied window sills. My heart broke when I saw this image.
The long corridor of the Canterbury Provincial Chambers. Now gone.
[Christchurch earthquake] Crushed cars in a car parking building in Christchurch. Photo by Martin Hunter/Getty Images
The Provincial Chambers
Christchurch Mayor Bob Parker