4 September 2010

7.1 earthquake, 4.35am. Dad & baby checking everyone is ok.
Our chimney is on the back lawn, but you can see from a glimpse in our window and at the neighbouring Dorset Towers that the power is still on.

This made us a hub later in the day for friends who had no power – whiskeys, and charging up phone, and telling stories.
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The bookcase deposited its contents and itself on the bed.
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Not long after, we each went round the corner to see what had happened. It was a weird little pre-dawn pilgrimage.

Knox Church, Victoria Street.

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The Daily Bagel and the Covent Fruit Centre’s facade had fallen into the street.

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The same scene when the sun came up.
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The petrol station filled with panicked people.
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The neighbour’s jenga chimney.
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