On Friday it was announced that Christchurch Cathedral in New Zealand would have to be demolished after the damage inflicted on the historic building in the February 2011 earthquake. The news really breaks my heart, as I’m sure it does for most people who love this beautiful city. A new cathedral will be built in its place, and while I’m sure it will be lovely, it will lack the heart and history of the old one. It’s unsurprising that the damage to the cathedral is irreparable, the entire tower has collapsed, but this makes the demolition no less unfortunate. All I can say is that I am so glad that I was able to visit this landmark city before it was ravaged by nature.
At least I will always have my memories and photographs from my trip in 2007.