Sunday, January 02, 2005

Before and After Photos

I believe these are of Indonesia (but that hasn't been verified):

Indo_before
Full size photo here: 
http://home.earthlink.net/~backup22/newbefore.jpg

Indo_after
Full size photo here:
http://home.earthlink.net/~backup22/newafter.jpg

The scale of the destruction is hard to imagine until seen from this satellite perspective; Its truly horrific and astounding.

Note the white building  still standing in the center of the top third of the photos -- it is likely a church / temple of newer construction; Pretty much everything else is gone . . .

The scale at the original links -- before and after -- is about 8X these photos;  The details are much more revealing there (safe for work/no bodies) . . .

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UPDATE:  Janaury 2, 2005   7:43pm

More before and after photos can be found here:

Khao Lak in Phang-nga province   
(Before & After photo side by side)

NYTimes, Interactive   
(select "Photos Impact" and then "Before and After" at far right)

Indian Ocean Tsunami Imagery Khaolak, Thailand 
(via globalsecurity.org)

Pakarang Cape
Before and After

Blue Village Pakarang Resort
Before and After

Sofitel Magic Lagoon Resort & Spa Khao Lak
Before and After

Tsunami Gallery
Additional "Before and After photos" from globalsecurity.org

More Satellite Images of Tsunami Affected Areas

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