Knox Church, Christchurch (with 645 Pro for iPhone 4S)

Knox Church, Christchurch

There are some really beautiful scenes even within the destruction in Christchurch after the series of earthquakes over the past year and a half.  Though of course, it's a bit deceiving to think of them as isolated incidents - the quakes are ongoing, as anyone who lives there knows.

The afternoon I was there, we had a 4.8 while I was standing in a petrol station; and after it stopped (and the shop fittings had stopped swaying) the staff emerged from an office out back and smiled at each other, saying 'that was a good one!'  Not sure I agreed entirely at the time; but then again, any earthquake you can walk away from is a good one, really.

They had a 5.2 a few days later, which is several orders of magnitude stronger - but again, there were no reports of damage or injury, so I guess that counts as a good one, too.