Digital Photograph: Earthquake damage to the old Vicarage, Lyttelton

Maker
Michael Davies
Production date
25 Feb 2011
Description
One landscape colour digital photograph taken on 25 February 2011 showing the damage to the former Anglican Vicarage on Ripon Street Lyttelton. Taken from the footpath.
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The sense of loss felt when confronted with the collapse or demolition of an historic building is compounded when that building is also a home. While the community sees a gap in their familiar streetscape, and may question whether that loss is actually unavoidable, the owners of these buildings are also facing the decision about how to proceed with their lives. The question of whether a building can physically be repaired or restored is tempered by the question of whether that building can once again be a home in which its owners can feel safe and relax.
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Architect
Associated place notes
26 Ripon Street
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DSC03534
Accession number
2013.17.10

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