Saturday, June 7, 2008

The Most Memorable Wedding

EXTRAORDINARY photographs claiming to show a wedding in progress during the
Chinese earthquake in Sichuan province have emerged as
more survivor miracle stories are revealed.


Instead of poring over an album of cherished memories, this bride and groom
have a collection of chilling reminders of how lucky they are to be alive.

The photo shoot was taking place at the decrepit Church of the Annunciation, a 100-year-old building that was a popular spot for wedding pictures in recent years. The church was built under the direction of French priests outside the city of Pengzhou, and had been damaged long ago by landslides.

The death toll from the earthquake, which measured 7.9 on the Richter scale,
is now put at more than 65,000 and more than 20,000 are still missing.

Bricks fell from the seminary, leaving guests fleeing for their lives
The seminary lies in ruins

The party's over: In their wedding finery, the couple emerge from

the rubble at the church where they were posing for photographs

Guests watched the Seminarium Annuntiationis collapse in the middle of the post-wedding photoshoot





After the dust cleared, the full scale of the devastation can be seen







One photo shows a couple just before the earthquake,

their arms around each other, smiling and clean.


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11 comments:

Ikemay said...

Caption: "Don't look at me. You picked the church!"

Threat Systems said...

your image reflections are annoying as hell, I'd get rid of them. They make the page busy and are an inconsistent, needless piece of clutter.

Marvin said...

the bride looks pissed

Div said...

I've tried to improve the image reflection system to make it more flowing with the rest of the page. The effects are best seen on Firefox.

I'll try to keep improving them on an ongoing basis. Thanks for your feedback.

Anonymous said...

I'm sitting here waiting for my turn.... live in San Francisco.

Anonymous said...

Amazing pics but you should remember when looking at these that Chinese people tend to take their wedding photos on a seperate day, so as the careful wording indicates this wasn't actually their wedding and there wouldn't've been any guests present.
Still great photos though.

Mike said...

It's strange to see Chinese wearing white on a celebratory day; it's usually the color of mourning.

And, yes, get rid of the reflections. They're annoying.

Celia Pleete said...

These photos are pretty remarkable.

Zeke said...

The bride must have been pissed!

blockin' joe's driveway said...

It's inappropriate, in light of the somber subject matter here, to quibble over image reflections.

No matter how much they suck.

Anonymous said...

Nice job on the photos. Don't pay any attention to the dickheads who criticize your work. I don't see links to theirs. One of the drawbacks of the Internet...any moron with a keyboard assumes everyone gives a shit what they think. No brains. No class.