Friday, August 05, 2011

A Month of Photos #14


I've been trying to find other things to photograph than earthquake damage. All the same, I do feel a need to document some of it before the buildings are pulled down for good (600 in the central city alone earmarked for demolition). Because so much is closed, my routes for doing errands such as going to the bank or Post Office have changed - and every so often I pass a building that I've never seen before, such as this church a couple of kilometres away from my home. I thought I'd post it today because it is Red week at Carmi's blog, and this building is both red brick and red stickered. (Red, yellow and green placards on buildings indicate their level of safety).

I was intrigued to see that there was still a pile of snow at the base of the building - I guess, having a steeply pitched roof, the snow that slid off last week made quite a deep pile that has taken a long time to melt.

5 comments:

Aeria said...

Poignant red! Is this building earmarked for demolition?

Beautiful in an eerie way, thank you for sharing!

Bob Scotney said...

Red stickered presumably means it is the most unsafe. Hope your red building can be saved.

Little Nell said...

Whatever happen you’re doing a good job of documenting. Let’s hope the red brick survives.

Carmi said...

I'm glad you're cataloging the recovery so thoroughly. You truly are a witness to history.

I hope red comes to signify something less sad in post-quake NZ.

Karen S. said...

Keeping track is good, it's too bad this building can't be repaired? It's really sad to see something that was such a part of so many lives is suddenly over in a short heartbreak...thanks for sharing it!