Digital Photograph: Virgil quote on sign on fence

Michael Davies
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28 Apr 2012
One landscape colour digital photograph taken on 28 April 2012 looking south from Cunningham Terrace, Lyttelton. The photograph shows a homemade sign with the text "How Happy are Those Whose Walls Already Rise. Virgil" . The sign is attached to a temporary safety fence on top of a retaining wall awaiting repair.
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The retaining walls above and below Cunningham Terrace were severely damaged by the 22 February 2011 earthquakes. As a result, the road was blocked off and some houses were red stickered. The long period of disruption to daily life resulted in local artists expressing their opinions on the handling of the situation through satirical artworks. At the time these works were created it was 14 months since the earthquakes. Work started on constructing the retaining wall to support the road in August 2012 and the road was reopened (but not sealed) in April 2013.
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Cunningham Terrace
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