Digital Photograph: Demolition on the corner of Canterbury and London Streets, Lyttelton

Maker
Michael Davies
Production date
15 Apr 2011
Description
One landscape colour digital photograph taken on 15 April 2011 showing the demolition of the Volcano Restaurant, the Lava Bar, Lyttelton Fisheries and Coastal Living Design Store on the corner of London and Canterbury Streets.
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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 attracted a sizable audience. People gathered to witness the disappearing buildings and to informally share stories. The mood of the people in this sequence of photographs showing the digger pulling down the group of buildings, including The Volcano Restaurant and Bar, is also captured in the documentary When a City Falls directed by Gerard Smyth.
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Canterbury Street; London Street
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DSCF0671
Accession number
2013.17.66

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