Monday, 30 August 2010

Earthquake Before & After


I really need to get out and take some decent photos of how Santa Cruz looks now, 6 months after the quake. Here's what it looked like the day after...

But I was passing through the Plaza de Armas and snapped a few on my phone. When the sun comes out again, I'll take some more.

This is the street that leads onto the Plaza. It was the worst hit street in town- pretty much the entire block collapsed on one side and half on the other. The fabulous Santa Cruz museum was also partially destroyed a few metres further up.

But they've done a fantastic job of rebuilding, apart from where the Sushi restaurant used to be (without going into too much detail- this is a small town, after all- the owner and renter are not in agreement as to how to proceed).

Sushi:

After the quake...



And now still not even properly demolished...


Next door to the Sushi place.


A good friend lives there...you may remember her car... I'm not a huge fan of the colour of the rebuild, but they did a pretty decent job in maintaining the style of the construction.

After the quake...

6 months on...


Both of these banks were destroyed...

After the quake...

6 months on...


2 comments:

  1. How did the church by the Plaza fare? Will it be repaired or rebuilt? During our vacation to Chile last February, we spent two days in Santa Cruz and were so sorry to see all the damage there.

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  2. The church was badly hit and has been 95% demolished, leaving just a crumbling facade. The plan is to rebuild exactly as it was but who knows when that'll happen...

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