assignment

Reflections: What do you miss from before February 22?

21:25, Feb 02 2012
Christ Church Cathedral
The streets, the buildings, the statues, the homes, the workplaces, the iconic images imprinted in your memories of what Christchurch was like before that day. Share your story, images and video of what you miss most from a pre-quake Christchurch.

Writer Randolph Bourne once mused: "No matter what we have come through, or how many perils we have safely passed, or how many imperfect and jagged - in some places perhaps irreparably - our life has been, we cannot in our heart of hearts imagine how it could have been different."

There is no denying Christchurch has changed, and we want to know what you miss from before February 22. Maybe it was that favourite souvlaki shop of yours; you know that one with the friendly owners who knew exactly how much chilli you liked.

Or it might have been the shadow the Christ Church Cathedral cast over the Square providing shade from the hot summer's sun to eat your lunch with colleagues.

It could be the majestic sight of the Port Hills jutting out into the water - relatively unscarred and home to families, maybe yours.

The streets, the buildings, the statues, the homes, the workplaces, the iconic images imprinted in your memories of what Christchurch was like before that day.

Share your story, images and video of what you miss most from a pre-quake Christchurch. 

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