Steve Taylor's Photographs

Photographs and digital images of the earthquake damage around Christchurch, taken by Steve Taylor.

Last updated
8:35pm 28th October 2017
Type
Collection
Identifier
qsr-collection:12271

Contains 273 items


A Viewing Platform in Clifton
A Viewing Platform in Clifton
Part of a stone wall left sticking out over the edge after the cliff below it collapsed. The photographer comments, "A viewing platform in Clifton has its foundations exposed after the cliff face collapsed".
Waitaki Street, Bexley
Waitaki Street, Bexley
Liquefaction and flooding in Waitaki Street, Bexley. The photographer comments, "Due to liquefaction and broken drains the water left by the liquefaction stayed in the area for over a week".
Cracks Along the Path
Cracks Along the Path
Cracks in a pathway beside the Avon River in New Brighton, caused by the land slumping towards the river. The photographer comments, "On the left of the picture the ground has dropped down half a metre".
Liquefaction at South Brighton
Liquefaction at South Brighton
Liquefaction silt on a grassed area in New Brighton.
Cracking and Subsidence
Cracking and Subsidence
A damaged bridge in Lake Terrace Road in Burwood. The bridge has warped, and the pathway leading to it is badly cracked.
Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament Angel Praying
Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament Angel Praying
Detail of the damaged cross and angel statue on top of the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament. The photographer comments, "Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament showing one of the two angels praying and the broken cross".
Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament at Sunset
Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament at Sunset
The dome of the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament silhoutted against the evening sky. The photographer comments, "Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament taken at sunset looking west".
Knox Presbyterian Church
Knox Presbyterian Church
The damaged Knox Church on Bealey Avenue. Bricks have fallen from the walls, exposing the wooden beams. The photographer comments, "You can now see how the old churches were constructed".
31 Kilmore Street - Normal School
31 Kilmore Street - Normal School
Damage to Cranmer Courts, formerly the Normal School. The tower has collapsed, exposing interior walls.
Diamond Jubilee Clock Tower
Diamond Jubilee Clock Tower
The damaged clock tower on Victoria Street, wrapped and braced to prevent further damage. The photographer comments, "Diamond Jubilee Clock Tower in Christchurch. Its legs wrapped up for protection. Volcanic stone and limestone clock tower with ornate wrought iron work with coloured glass around part of the tower and four clock faces. Clock Tower built in this location to commemorate the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria. Has two white marble plaques and one bronze plaque set on stone work above arches".
Remembering Why it is Called the Red Zone
Remembering Why it is Called the Red Zone
A digitally manipulated image of a damaged building. The photographer comments, "Part of Christchurch City is out of bounds for the public and is called the red zone".
The Christchurch Angel
The Christchurch Angel
Graffiti of an angel clutching a bottle, accompanied by the text "Chritchurch (sic) living make a good man drink." The photographer comments, "Living in Christchurch during the earthquakes was hard on all of us. Some people got drunk to forget or blot out the aftershocks, whilst others dare not drink so that they would be in full control just in case another big earthquake/aftershock occurred. As of today 24 September 2011 there has been 8660 earthquakes/aftershocks in the Christchurch area".