The Theatre Royal

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The Theatre Royal

Colette M. Metcalf January 20, 2013

Great colors and details!! Thanks for the story behind this. #1509920

Mary K. Robison January 20, 2013

11,000...I don't think Southern California's had that many jolts following any of our major quakes. Sorry your city is so vulnerable, Ann. But it's great that a such a symbol of Art will be restored eventually. Excellent capture of the upper structure of the Theatre. #10523737

Kevin P. Kreischer January 20, 2013

Nice capture Ann, at least the containers are nicely colored. #10523751

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe January 20, 2013

I can't imagine 11K quakes.... Excellent color, capture and info Ann! #10523762

Gord MacEachern level-deluxe January 20, 2013

Amazing capture and info Ann!! #10523909

Michelle Alton January 20, 2013

Beautiful story and the colorful containers are doing a great job! Our town has a container home that was built last year on the riverfront. Very cool. #10523948

Jack Gaskin January 20, 2013

Way to stay UP BEAT AND HANG IN.

Jack #10524024

John Connolly January 20, 2013

Just incredible Ann! Both the story and capture! I can't imagine living through so many earth quakes! #10524729

Barbara Mason level-classic January 20, 2013

Wonderful colours and composition Ann - where would Ch Ch be without these huge colourful shipping containers and orange road cones :-? I found that quake on Saturday slightly upsetting, not so much the strength, but just surprise I think (should'nt be of course). #10524784

Terry Cervi level-classic January 20, 2013

A very sad story, Ann. That has to be unnerving to be in that situation. It's a wonderful capture! #10524911

Avril Young January 21, 2013

Wonderful sure will take long, but it will be worth every cent that is for sure... #10525458

Emile Abbott level-deluxe January 21, 2013

That is a whole lot of shaking Ann. Keep rebuilding and keep the faith. God bless you all. #10526463

Barbara Waldoch level-classic January 21, 2013

Terrific capture, Ann! #10526971

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Our Grand Old Lady of Christchurch, The Theatre Royal was severely damaged in the 22 February, 2011 earthquake. This is one of the few buildings in our central city which is being saved. It is structurally sound but requires extensive repair, upwards of $30 million dollars. We are a city of containers and in this case containers are being used to support the Theatre Royal until it can be repaired. A 4.6 aftershock two days ago marked the 11,000th earthquake/afershock our city has experienced. Apparently they will continue for a few more years.

Exif: F Number: 5.6, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/640 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 250, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 24.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 7D

Uploaded on January 20, 2013 Editor's Pick

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