Apartment building after earthquake, Hualien, Taiwan 2018
© Laurian Ghinitoiu


The photo was taken during a mourning ceremony and before the building got torn down. After a deadly earthquake, many buildings were damaged, few buildings felt and one got tilted after few of the lower floors collapsed. Large beams were placed by cranes on one side of the building in an effort to prevent further tilting during the continuing rescue efforts. Although I was expecting a crisis, I was surprised to see that people had the strength to continue their daily life.