Like all of us connected to the media, be it, internet, television or newspaper, I can not help but but feel sorrow & empathy for our fellowman caught up in the tragedy of Christchurch. I have just watched the updates, and see the 'Grand Chancellor' at the brink of collapse... it is a modern hotel 2 blocks from Cathedral Square, this was where my family stayed 2 nights before the launch of a less luxurious 3 week Campervan (4 berth RV) road trip around the South Island... for anyone who ever gets the opportunity, New Zealand is a magical place, truly, I can not find the words to explain the divine locations, or the breathtaking awe we felt as we gazed on scenes that our muses would flock for inspiration to then pass on to us mere mortals. Below is a postcard of Christchurch, the sweet floral city, with trams, phone boxes left by Dr Who, traditional cathedral & churches, a beautiful river that winds through the city, a city chocka with art and wonderful welcoming people... this is Christchurch before the earthquake. Their loss is huge. Please keep in mind those in despair & send them strength.