We have been so lucky that the quake happened in the middle of the night and so no one was killed downtown. Today I put up this selection of photographs I took during the course of my normal activities and in my neighbourhood starting with the local dairy on the day of the quake. The building had the side collapse and they were still open and milk was being delivered. Gradually over the week all the other business were shut down in this block and when I wander past I just kept snapping. I have been very,very lucky as I live in an old timber house that just shakes around like a tree blowing in the wind. My hot water cylinder is leaking and the floors have moved but my house is fine.