As I write this, people all over New Zealand are observing 2 minute's silence. Exactly a week ago the devastating earthquake shook Christchurch in the South Island of New Zealand.
I was there, experienced the first shake, and the 3 aftershooks, and I was still feeling shaky 26 hours later when the wheels of our scheduled flight out to Auckland left the ground.
Above is just one of the images I took from the car on the way to the airport. We didn't go near the CBD of course. You've no doubt seen the images of the worst-hit areas on telly.
This is a very dreadful, and significant event in New zealand's history.