Ruins and Regrowth

I went into the central business district of my city on the weekend. While waiting for my car to get a service I did a tour to see what remains of the quake damage and how far the rebuild has advanced since the Feb22 quake destroyed much of it.

Pictures as below:

Once were building!

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Some ruins standing

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This was a main city road, lots of the buildings have fences up which cut down much of the roadways throughput. I think we have kept the makers of  roadcones very very wealthy!

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Shipping containers used when the height and stability of the building make it likely to fall in another quake.

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At least the pigeons find a useful nesting spot

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Bogs taking root in the ruins of basements

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But even with so much devastation the city has covered itself in art spots and areas for people to come and hang out.

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This is huge, props to anyone who can do art on this scale!

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There were some burnt out buildings, heaps of art spaces that I didnt manged to get a good photo of but above sort of covers much of it.

 

Painting wise I managed to do a couple more inks on canvas:

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Nanowrimo wise I have been keeping up with my word count but not pulling ahead like I had hoped. The story has been great to get back into but the fight to write book II that others have described is real!

 

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