A Photo a Day of Christchurch New Zealand

Liquefaction Smiley Face

Someone has made a smiley face from the liquefaction left along Ferry Road (Ferrymead end) by the Mud House cafe. A bright spot after the terrible news coming out of Japan.

Today, I very much feel a kinship with the people of Japan after their powerful earthquake. We watched the  live TV coverage last night in a state of shock and disbelief – how could this be happening?  It is incredible the amount of devastation they have suffered and loss of life, and my heart goes out to those who have been affected by this terrible disaster. It was incredibly moving to see the Japanese rescue teams who’ve been here in Christchurch solemnly boarding a bus to catch a plane back home. They have been here to help us, they will be exhausted and emotionally drained after what they will have seen here in Christchurch, and now they have to go home to an unbelievably awful and enormous task. Please stay safe and may all your loved ones be safe too.

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Michelle is a Christchurch web designer and photography fan living in Christchurch New Zealand.


  1. Dina on March 12, 2011 at 8:39 pm

    This earth is not the safest place to live. Thank you for your continuing coverage of life.

  2. Kathy on March 13, 2011 at 7:19 am

    Well said Dina…

  3. Debs on March 14, 2011 at 11:27 am

    If any place understands what Japan is experiencing it’s Christchurch.

    • Michelle on March 14, 2011 at 11:34 am

      Hi Debs, Christchurch people have a lot of empathy for the Japanese right now, even more so knowing that it is winter and very cold. We have been very fortunate to be at the end of our summer, so we’ve not had that extra worry to deal with.

  4. Steffe on March 14, 2011 at 10:45 pm

    It is impossible to take in all the information coming from Japan. Those rescue teams really makes a difference.

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