Tuesday, February 22, 2011

New Zealand

About five years ago my wife and I visited New Zealand and Australia for a few months. During this time, we spent a few days in Christchurch, NZ, the location of yesterday’s earthquake. It was a beautiful city that had a beautiful juxtaposition of Victorian and modern design. We were fortunate enough to stay right on the city’s main square that contained a microcosm of the city’s architecture composed of a beautiful cathedral, a modern large-scale sculpture, and a busy city center. Today as I woke up I was devastated to hear that Christchurch was hit with its second earthquake in a matter of months. However, the city was not as fortunate following the more recent earthquake. Today’s quake resulted in at least 65 deaths and a large amount of damage.
Our thoughts are with you New Zealand. We wish you the best as you recover from your recent misfortunes.