Sunday, September 12, 2010

Sad scenes in Lyttelton...

Some of the buildings that help define Lyttelton township have been damaged. No word as to whether The Empire and the Harbourlight can be saved. The demolition (?) teams were hard at work today (Sunday) while a good chunk of London Street remained cordoned off.

Empire Hotel, London Street - cracked facade

Empire Hotel
Looking down London Street to the Harbourlight
Shoring up the Harbourlight
Cracking visible
More trouble along Oxford Street


  1. Thanks for these pictures and thoughts. Everyone has different pieces of the cracked-up jig-saw. Haven't been to Lyttelton yet. Ohinetahi is a sad sight.

  2. I haven't seen Ohinetahi - well, except at a distance from the foreshore track. Taking photos feels ghoulish but nevertheless important...

  3. I have noticed quite a few cracked facades around, even before the earthquake, and most of them are not written off :-)>

    There is a lot of damage 'behind the scenes' around town. First day at work so hope you are ok .. let me know if you need any help.

  4. Thanks PG. I'm fine. Will you be involved work-wise in the earthquake aftermath?