In 2004, my family was staying at the Amari Coral Beach Resort in Phuket when the tsunami struck Patong Beach. This hotel and several others were heavily damaged. When we returned in 2008, the tourist town had recovered. However, this picture of a girl floating in the new pool recreated some of the horrible memories of when 280,000 people were killed. Four years earlier, on December 26, this pool was demolished by a series of giant waves.