On the way back from the National roller Skating championships we stopped into Christchurch. The first surprise was that coming from the South there was little evidence that the city had been hit by a major earthquake, but once you reached the CBD it was more than obvious.

I only took a few images. The clock frozen at the time the quake. The bike still locked in Cashel street makes you wonder what happened to the owner. The banks of the once beautifully maintain Avon River now overgrown.