China Earthquake – Wedding Shoot Disaster

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

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Pengzhou is located in the Sichuan province.
It was morning May 12th, 2008.
And then it happened.. the earthquake 7.8 on the Richter Scale.

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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.

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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.”

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

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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.

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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, thank’s to the help from a truck driver.

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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 at 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 incident.
They’ll sure have a wild story to tell their children..

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via : Times Eye

10 Responses to “ China Earthquake – Wedding Shoot Disaster ”

  1. One of the most amazing wedding stories ever, I guess.

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  2.’ll be truly an unforgettable day for the couple..good that no one got hurt. The photos really spoke well.

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  3. Damn, and that’s a day that you’re going to remember your whole life.
    But I would be glad and happy to be still a live.

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  4. Those photos are amazing, and I was surprised to find that nobody was injured there. I guess everyone needs a good wedding story to tell their kids….

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  5. Can’t tell what a wedding scarf in front of a demolished building defines. They, the couple, surely will have a different story to tell their kids, horribly different.

    Perhaps the story A pain unfamiliar can be applied here as well.

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  6. I\’m sure most people will think the same. anway i will need to read twice before i say what i think.


  7. its amazing!!
    thanks for that photos…
    now i have a report in class


  8. thats fake. you can see it. don’t believe


  9. Shit! I believe i is real…


  10. Isn’t it real?!


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