Sunday, June 01, 2014

New Brighton Christchurch

We drove around  the suburbs looking at the ruined homes of people who have already left the district , where there are just empty paddock in which whole communities lived and loved in homes that just don't exist any more or if they are still standing they have been vandalized and sit vacant and abandoned and/or flooded; a sorry sight.
 So on to a slightly run-down New Brighton and the lovely beach with its nice new Pier, rebuilt since the quake which brought it down. We did some shopping and talked to locals who wish the town could become the 'place to be' again that it was several years ago  when it was the only town in the district that was open for business on the weekends. Maybe it could too, now is the time for change.


Jo said...

Ah Glennis, such sad memories for all who knew the city before the devastating quake. Meanwhile, I'm so glad to see you back on blogger and looking so well. I hope to see lots more of you? Greetings Jo (Tanzania)

Marja said...

ah you're visiting our place. Yeh sad to see so much go. Hopefully there will be a lot of nice buildings in its place but that will take years. Hope all is well with you

Cloudia said...

Nice photo.
Wishing the town an upward future

ALOHA from Honolulu

merike said...

I had no idea it was so bad until I saw a recent TV program, a documentary.