Accession Number
2013.17.108
Brief Description
One landscape colour digital photograph taken on 19 November 2011 showing the site of the Albion Hotel/ Ground Delicatessen. After the demolition of the building the site was used for a Gap Filler initiative called the Lyttelton Petanque Club. The photograph shows the temporary furniture, landscaping and public Petanque court.
Production Role
Photographer
Production Date
19 Nov 2011
Associated Period
2011/2010s
Associated Place
Lyttelton/Christchurch/Canterbury/South Island/New Zealand
Background
The site formerly occupied by Ground Delicatessen was made available for a Gap Filler initiative called the Lyttelton Petanque Club. This property was purchased by the Christchurch City Council in July 2012 to provide a civic square for Lyttelton. In May 2013 several transitional artworks were erected on the site. The area will be known as Albion Square, after the hotel which previously stood on the site. The major features of the design are the relocation of the Lyttelton War Memorial to the upper part of the square and the carving of a Waharoa (entranceway) which is to be called Ohinehouroko in recognition of the pre-European name for the area.
Collecting Unit
Current Rights Code

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