Thursday, 14 January 2010

Haiti Presidential Palace Before and After The Earthquake

It is difficult sometimes to imagine the damage that a natural disaster such as an earthquake can do - especially when you do not know the place(s) where the earthquake has happened.  So, here is a before and after shot of the Presidential Palace in Haiti - as it was before the earthquake of 11 January 2010.  Remember that this will be one of the more secure and well built structures on the stricken island.



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The Ancient Digger said...

This is just too terrible.

Glynis said...

Such a sad event, it is true the poorer countries seem to have the major disasters.

Anne Lyken-Garner said...

One thing that amazes me about these pictures (especially the top one) is that such a dirt poor country where people literally bake dirt to give their kids to eat for bread, has such a grand palace where the leader lives. I've seen and heard the news about the earthquake. What a devastating thing to happen.