What are you doing when you take a picture?
OK after the first Quake on Sept 4, 2010, but now there's a much more destructive quake on Feb 22, 2011 - 6.3 but much worse damage and part of the cathedral has collapsed too. Been checking the news since the latest quake (just happened to be online when it happened). News and photos coming in fast... hope she's OK as she works at one of the buildings that were reported to been flattened :(
Sent her an e-mail and now I wait... probably for quite some time as power and phone lines are out in much of the city - lots of damage, confirmed deaths, and chaos at the moment.
Christchurch Cathedral badly damaged See: http://hashalbum.com/photo/eqnz/joshlux/8875332
I was online at the time and when things fell strangely silent ...much longer than usual, I began wondering so I checked USGS recent earthquakes since it's one of my quick 'world checks' and when I saw there was an earthquake at Christchurch, I googled it - broke my heart when one of the first pics up was the cathedral in ruins - at that point I knew things were really bad everywhere in the city. I know it's only a building but its symbolism is forever seared into my heart. The good news is my friends are now safe and accounted for. No one knows how much we really depend upon infrastructure until it's suddenly taken away. My prayers continue to go out to everyone.