Sunday 18 March 2012: A Maze
All of a sudden the fences are going up, businesses are being moved, buildings being closed and we're left with a maze through the main street of our small town. This is all earthquake related.
Its soooo quiet, no traffic and very few people about, they see the fences and go no further yet in the middle some shops are open, they are safe to enter but business is slow.
Both ends of our small main street is closed because of prominent buildings which will be demolished. The red brick building is the Lambert Building and is the one causing concern at the west end of the street. Across the road is the Farmers building which was abruptly closed on 2nd March 2012.
Tomorrow shipping containers will be stacked three high in front of the condemned Lambert Building, reaching to the top of the second floor windows and then traffic will be able to flow a little further down the road.
There is much controversy as to whether the road should remain closed, an outside mall or an inside mall created, some people like to park right outside the door, but really I think those days have long gone. After being down there today, an outside mall would be my preference, the trees are starting to change and I felt some atmosphere could easily be created, time to liven our small town up - we'll see what happens.
A little mini series starting here as I follow the development and the on-goings of change in this small town - the hub of North Canterbury.
Have a great week everyone - our weekend is over, hope its been a good one :)
Many thanks to you all for yesterdays stars, hearts and your lovely words, another spotlight and I'm feeling very humble - thank you :))