I know there’s a faction in ZGeek who like urban decay photos, so they might like this one, showing the beginnings of the process in Christchurch.
I’ve seen many abandoned houses over the last few months but cycling down Locksley Avenue – in the heart of the Red Zone residential area – was an eye-opener. House after house after house has been abandoned. Of the dozens I passed, there were perhaps six that still appeared to be lived in. The rest sit empty, with once neatly mown lawns now long and shaggy, tickling the windowsills.