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After an earthquake

A tiny corner of domesticity

A sad scene

On our way back from the ‘piano grande’ we came across a sad little scene.

There was a house completely destroyed by earthquake, presumably the one in 1997.

Tell-tale 45-degree cracks crossed even the parts of the walls that were still standing.

Elder bushes had crowded close.

An attempt had obviously been made to prop the remaining bits of the house.

But the saddest thing was a couple of jackets still hanging on their pegs.

I know that some people were so traumatised by the earthquake that they couldn’t return to look for their belongings.

Even if their house was rebuilt, they could never live there again.

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  1. rutlander
    June 14, 2013 at 10:41 pm

    Didn’t seem right to click ‘like’ as you say a sad scene.

    • June 15, 2013 at 5:42 pm

      Thank you for your comment. There’s something so absolutely devastating about people having their lives turned upside down in the space of a few minutes. I feel most sorry for the older people who thought their lives were mapped out and then suddenly they had to re-start the struggles and difficulties they thought they were safely past.

      You could always like my account and my photo 😉 without liking the situation!

  2. June 18, 2013 at 1:02 pm

    We have had so much destruction here and with no place else to go all the sad faces return to rebuild very sad

    • June 18, 2013 at 3:35 pm

      Earthquakes are truly terrible. So often people don’t even realise they’re at risk.

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