Dirty demolitions – 2012 in pictures: March

March was a month of demolitions, some more personal than others.

It was also the first time I saw Mike Hewson’s amazing photomurals on Cranmer Court. I enjoyed looking at these in the months before it was demolished.
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A quilting exhibition at South Library.
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The last moments of 76 Colombo Street.
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Like lots of other Christchurch people, we got our chance to go into our place of work in the Red Zone and retrieve stuff.
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The infamous Sydenham warehouse and dumping area. I saw it one night before it made the news, and was amazed at the spectacle of floor to ceiling detritus.
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And on the same night, we tripped the light fantastic on the Dance-o-Mat.
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Walking to work has meant I sometimes caught the sunrise.
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Stan and Sheila’s 60th wedding anniversary. Cards from the Queen and John Key.
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Lumley House demolition on Victoria Street. Papers flew, things fell. It was rather dramatic and the enterprising Vic’s Cafe had a couch outside where you could sit and watch.
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It coincided with the demolition of our place. A rental, but it was home and having friends in all the neighbouring flats made it a very lovely place to live. We didn’t realise that demolition meant your garage gets demolished too. We had stored lots of damaged stuff there. Thanks to my Mum and a nice demo crew we managed to rescue some of the gear. I spotted this Belle and Sebastian cd cover on the floor.
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