James and I did a bus tour of the "red zone" which is the inner city which is still cordoned off in November and it was very sad to see a once thriving city centre reduced to rubble, overgrown weeds and grass and ge gaps where buildings were. Here are some pictures below to give you an idea of what it was/is like in some areas of my city, along with the outfit I wore to work today - black and red the colours of Canterbury.
What we came home to on February 22 2011
Our house - to the left behind the bench smashed glasses & plas everywhere
A once thriving Hotel/Pub ripped to shreds
Cracks on the outside of our old home
Beutiful old Church where lots of weddings were held
Overgrown grass in central chch - the PGC building that collapsed & killed many was beside the building to the left
A devastated building
Where that dirt is used to be a block of shops - when I worked in the area we used to get hot chips for lunch at one of the shops
My outfit today - Heels - Cotton On, Top - Warehouse, Skirt - Glassons, Tights - Farmers
On a positive note we are all looking forward to the future here in Christchurch - after all we are going to get a brand new city centre at some stage! I will see you tomorrow with an outfit post.
Happy Wednesday Lovelies xxx