Thursday, June 23, 2011

Uh oh!

So we awoke this morning at 5:11 promptly to go to Fiji! Once we were all packed up and ready to head out they broke the news to us that our flight had been cancelled due to the ash cloud circling New Zealand thanks to Chile! (wahoo!) Not haha. Well we went to the airport anyway to get things sorted out and after nearly 5 hours of waiting and shopping at overpriced airport stores we finally got booked onto a flight.. On Sunday.. But it is a direct flight to Fiji which is nice, but not as nice considering I could have been there right now! We'll still have a day or so in Fiji. After this we headed out to the International Antarctic Center to check out some Penguins and other such things. It was actually pretty sweet and helped me to get my mind off the fact that I will not be going to Fiji today, or tomorrow for that matter! We also got to go on this all terrain thing that they use in the arctic. It was so awesome! It was like a roller coaster except cooler.. We also got to see a 4D movie that shot water at you and shook your chair! Overall it was pretty sweet.. Right now we're about to go out to dinner before watching a big Rugby game on TV! I'm actually really excited for this! It'll be fun!

Here's some of my shots from Christchurch yesterday, they're pretty intense..

This is a bridge in a suburb that's pretty much utterly been destroyed. It's extremely humbling. 

Christchurch's Catholic Cathedral that's been absolutely destroyed. Currently their plan is to rebuild it bit by bit, like literally they have the other pieces just laid out in the yard. 

View of an abandoned Christchurch Street

Another Church with it's Steeple or Spire on the ground after falling

Cranes working to piece together a church

This is an excellent description of basically all of Christchurch

Utter destruction

Another classic image of Christchurch

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