Following the major quakes in Feb and Jun 2011, we then experienced heavy snowfalls in August 2011. In the Residential Red Zone, the snow neatly disguised most of our extreme earthquake damage.
Emergency management personnel in the Operations Centre at the Christchurch Art Gallery Civil Defence HQ after the 22 February 2011 earthquake.
Large trailer unit with mobile toilets parked outside the Christchurch Ar Gallery for use by emergency management personnel after the 22 22 February 2011 earthquake.
Irony of the current exhibition title at the Christchurch Art gallery when the 22 February 2011 earthquake struck.
Catering staff at the Temporary Emergency Management Centre at the Christchurch Art Gallery.
Staff working in the foyer of the Temporary Emergency Management Centre at the Christchurch Art Gallery.
Civil defence staff in the the Temporary Emergency Management Centre at the Christchurch Art Gallery
Stranded vehicles in the Farmers carpark building.
Inner city cordon, temporary fencing at Goucester Street.
Heavy snowfall in mid-August 2011 made amazing patterns covering native shrubs in Avonside. Also made a nice change from months of looking at liquefaction silt & broken pavements....
University of Canterbury students united with farmers and rural contractors to help Avonside residents dig their way out of liquefaction silt yet again, following 13 June 2011 earthquake.
In mid-August 2011, the combination of heavy snowfalls and existing severe earthquake damage to roads meant that in the Residential Red Zone, even heavy-duty 4WD vehicles were out of action until the...
In the Residential Red Zone, snow-thaw from the mid-August 2011 blizzard combined with existing earthquake damage to create sudden and massive pot-holes.
Even after the earthquakes, spring still came to Christchurch - along with the usual population explosion amongst the Paradise duck population! It was sort of reassuring, seeing normal seasonal...
October 2011 brought new spring greenery to the Avon Loop - and, of course, new flooding challenges to the Residential Red Zone.
In the months following the 2011 earthquakes, sewage & drainage were entirely non-functional in most of the Residental Red Zone, so residents were provided with a number of.... alternative options!
Corner of Avonside Drive and Retreat Road, walking home from work: eight months after Feb 2011 earthquake, & shortly before finally leaving the Residential Red Zone (property I rented was condemned &...
Heavily damaged cupola on the Regent Thetare building in Cathedral Square.
Liquefaction, near the Avon river in Riccarton.
Partly collapsed buildings in Cashel Street looking towards the bridge of Remembrance.
Ballantynes building on Cashel Sreett looking towards the bridge of Remembrance.
Fallen merchandise inside the Ballantynes Store.