When UBC went dark: The great blackout of 2012

Early this morning I was sitting in my room working away on my laptop when everything went dark. It was a strange feeling and as I processed the situation a variety of thoughts came into my mind – “Where did my wifi go?” “How long until my power comes back?” “Why didn’t I have a flashlight?” “Where are my keys?” “Didn’t I see this scene on Revolution?” “I’m hungry”. I quickly realised that this was a moment not to be missed.

After venturing out to assess the situation and briefly chatting with students studying by emergency lighting, website like this I decided to grab my camera. It was a bit chilly as light flurries were falling and as I didn’t have a toque, find I wasn’t able to get as many photos as I would have liked before power was restored. However, I was able to capture that moment when the lights came back on.

Main Mall - UBC Blackout 2012Main Mall

UBC Blackout 2012 UBC Emergency vehicle

UBC Blackout 2012
UBC Flagpole plaza

UBC Blackout 2012
Let there by light

Blackout Flickr set here.

About tyfn

From December 2019 I've been on Darzalex (daratumumab) IV chemo with Velcade (Bortezomib) injection chemo + dexamethasone. Have Multiple Myeloma + anemia, a rare incurable cancer of the immune system. Life goal: To spread awareness about Multiple Myeloma through my self-portraits. UBC MSc Grad.
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