Digital Photograph: Earthquake Damage and Demolition Work on London Street, Lyttelton

Michael Davies
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27 Apr 2011
One landscape colour digital photograph taken on 27 April 2011 showing damage to London Street and demolition work being undertaken on the Harbourlight Theatre. Photograph taken looking west from the intersection of London Street with Oxford Street and Sumner Road.
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In Christchurch's Central Business District many of the high profile demolitions took place out of public view in the Red Zone. By contrast, the demolitions on London Street, after the 22 February 2011 earthquakes occurred in the midst of the community. People often stopped at the fences to observe familiar landmarks coming down. Buildings which had been prominent places in the life of the community often prompted conversations between those watching and older locals who shared their reminiscences of these buildings.
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