Friday, June 20, 2008

Day to remember ...

It was a day to remember...

Their Wedding shoot.
At the famous 100-year-old Church of the Annunciation in Pengzhou , China .
Pengzhou is located in the Sichuan province.
Very early morning May 12 2008, photographer Wang went about preparing to shoot wedding pictures
for a young couple, this was the test shot before the shoot...


And then it happened.... the earth quake! 7.8 on the Richter scale.


Bricks fall from the building during the earthquake, which turned Wang from a wedding photographer into a journalist.
Thank God we were only shooting from outside the church!' remarked a helper.


The stunned couple huddles together at the church ground during initial tremors. 'I shouted to people,
'Run! Run!'' said photographer Wang Qiang. 'The ground shook and we couldn't see anything in the dust.'

A cracked facade was all that remained of the 100-year-old Church of the Annunciation after the quake.
Most of the church 'collapsed in 10 seconds,' said Wang, who lives in Chengdu , capital of hard-hit Sichuan
province.

Soon after the quake, the people at the seminary set out for a nearby village, but residents warned them the route
was blocked. 'We could still hear landslides,' Wang wrote in an online account of the disaster. So they stayed
overnight in a tent and made it to the village the next day, thanks to help from a truck driver.

A scarf from a wedding dress lies forgotten in front of the seminary.

Wang said he thought the catastrophe would strengthen the bonds of the couples who were there that
day: 'Having gone through a life-and-death test, they surely will clasp hands and grow old together.'

No one was harmed at the above location.

They'll sure have a Wild story to tell their Children!

As the dust began to clear, the true extent of damage was only beginning to appear...







2 comments:

MOHANAN said...

This are all due to cracy raping of Nature and its resources. Even then, there is GOD to save his children to whom he likes most....

buju said...

Yes my friend you are absolutely correct.