Tuesday, January 8, 2013

anchored in history

The harbor in Kobe Japan is large enough for the demands of global shipping.

It’s busy enough that the rumble of diesel engines never ceased the entire time we visited.

Yet it’s scaled to reveal a human, 
introspective, personal quality.

A tremendous 7.2 earthquake ripped this city apart in January 1995, killing almost 6,500 people.

Over 212,000 lost their homes and wound up on the streets. The building foundations here are designed differently now.

A memorial maintains the broken concrete wharf and tilted lampposts just the way the earthquake left them.

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