Thursday, December 30, 2004

PHOTOS: I have posted 27 photos online

The day after the tsunami hit Phuket - I took 27 photos from the Patong beach area. You can see them at this address:

27 TSUNAMI PHOTOS


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15 Comments:

At 3:23 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing that Richard. Sounds like you've been very fortunate.
jonathan, London (jonlow@hotpop.com)

 
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At 3:58 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't know what to even say about the 27 photos that you took. They are amazing if you can even say that about the destruction of life, a way of life, a resort, people, etc. Gone with the Wind, I regret.

Glad you are well. Those pictures will be there for generations.

 
At 10:50 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rick...thanks for doing your part to capture the essence of this tragedy. Too often we take the order of our immediate surroundings for granted. What you have recorded helps us to appreciate more how fortunate many of us are that never will experience such human suffering. Thanks!

 
At 10:44 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rick,

Thanks so much for sharing your pictures and experience with us. From this, I long even more for the Lord to come and put an end to death. Our hope is that when Jesus comes, the dead in Christ will rise again. Until then, remain faithful.
Dr. Sheila Davis

 
At 10:44 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rick,

Thanks so much for sharing your pictures and experience with us. From this, I long even more for the Lord to come and put an end to death. Our hope is that when Jesus comes, the dead in Christ will rise again. Until then, remain faithful.
Dr. Sheila Davis

 
At 8:18 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Indeed, thank you for sharing your experience.
The pictures and your story give us an impression, but we will never be able to fully understand the impact of this force of nature.

My heart goes out to all the people harmed. I will help where i can.

Nathalie, Belgium

 
At 11:07 PM, Blogger mrsd said...

Thanks for sharing. I'm so sorry for the loss of life... :(

 
At 10:48 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

hi, thanks for sharing your pics. I thought they were very heartfelt. Do u know of anything on patong beach?

 
At 11:35 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Rick,
Thanks for sharing the photos with us.
I cried looking at the photos which you took of Patong especially the supermarket. I was in Phuket a year ago and i had been to that supermarket a few times.It's just so sad.

 
At 3:52 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rick,

Thank you for sharing with us all your personal experience and account of one of the most catastrophic phenomemons of our time. I can only imagine what an unconscionable and horrifying experience this must of been for you and everyone else, especially the many international tourists who were caught off-guard in to such dismay. I surely wish I would of been there, as I have always taken a keen interest in nature's phenomenom of the tsunami, and the minute I would of saw that ocean pull back, I would of had immediately known that eminent danger was coming... I surely hope that the international Governments and the entire world itself truly takes into full consideration, regardless of the cost, that implementing tsunami warning systems in all earthquake potential regions is 'PRICELESS', having 'no price tag' to the countless and endless loss of life itself... My wishes, hopes and thoughts are with you, all of the survivors and for the many precious souls who lost their lives on that fateful day. May we all pull together in unity to ensure that if nature rages upon us, that every community in the world do all that they can to obtain any resources that will help to save the many precious lives of so many...

Thank you again for your sharing with us all...

Peace in the World,

Vivian Hain
Oakland, CA USA

 
At 6:54 AM, Blogger kim921 said...

Rick:
Thank you for posting your photos. I was in Phuket that fateful morning and you actually captured a photo of my hotel - #13. My friend and I escaped unharmed, how I still dont know. We were on the roof of the structure on the left, but did not see what the damage looked like from the beach. We took 5 photos from the roof, one of the twisted purple jeep and one of the yellow one. It was bizarre and disturbing to see a different vantage point of the destruction. We had finishted eating breakfast only minutes before the waves hit. The right side of the photo is where the outdoor breakfast buffet was. Unbelievable. We are both home in NY now, and will never forget that fateful day as long as I live.

 
At 2:30 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Being a survior of the Tsunami when it hit the island of Koh Phi Phi, this is the first time I have actually looked at pictures besides on television of the destruction. This is something that haunts me everyday of my life. Also knowing that I had been to some of the places in your pictures only weeks before gives me the chills. Thank you very much for sharing your photos with me and the world, so others are able to understand what a force this was.

Jenna Grady

 
At 1:45 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was not there when the Tsunami hit, but seeing the pictures sickened me. It pains me to know that so many people suffered and still are haunted by this event. Thank You for taking the pictures to show those of us who were not there just how powerful and painful this was.

 
At 8:06 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Jenna Grady,

I was on the island of Koh Phi Phi few days ago and found on low tide in the tideland a old weathered credit card with your name. Interested if it's be linked to tsunami in 2004, i googled your name and did find this blog with your comment.Maybe is yours. Would be nice to hear from you.
Sven, Germany
eigha@aol.com

 

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