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A Memoir of Sichuan Earthquake 2008

How many times in history did China have to suffer a thing like this?

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All the way between Jiuzhaigou and Chengdu,
December 27th 2011

This 10-hours of bus ride had been a ride accompanied with contrast. In contrast to the magnificent landscape, was the awful scene of the remnants of Sichuan Earthquake in May 12th 2008. For your reference about the earthquake, you can check it out here. Please note that what I'm going to show is something three and a half years after the earthquake. I can't bear the thought of how it had been exactly on May 12th 2008. These pictures, I took through my seat window.

On this rock is written "May 12th Mega Earthquake".

No more crops?

A close up to the mountainside victim of massive landslide.

It has been more than three and a half years ago, but construction is still on progress.

Rocks, stones, pebbles, rough sand, tumbled off from top of the mountains. The road and bridge here has been toppled of into pieces.

What a big big work it takes to build up everything not from scratch, but from ruins. To move away the ruins itself is a task big enough. 加油中国!!

I can't cease to wonder whether these pebbles, small pieces of rock, won't at any time be drifted down by either hard wind or rain? It looks like a never-ending disaster to me...

Look at the side of the mountains! Big massive scratches, as if scratched by an ogre's hand.

The beauty of the river flowing through in and out the valleys has been destroyed severely.

Pebbles, stones, rocks, have filled the river. It's a river of ruins now.

May 12th Wenchuan Mega Earthquake. Formerly rural housing sites. So is it written. What's left now? Memory...

The ruins of the originally federal highway. So is it written also.

How many times in history did China have to suffer a thing like this? How many times did a thing like this strengthen them?

Ooopss! I had forgotten the video clip. Here it is:

Posted by automidori 05:20 Archived in China Tagged china sichuan earthquake

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