Digital Photograph: Demolition of the Harbourlight Theatre on London Street, Lyttelton
One landscape colour digital photograph taken on 27 April 2011 showing the demolition of the Harbourlight Theatre on London Street. In the background of the photo the damage to headstones in the Roman Catholic and Dissenters sections of the cemetery on Reserve Terrace can be seen.
27 Apr 2011
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Lyttelton/Christchurch/Canterbury/South Island/New Zealand
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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