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


The Gutting of the Ozone
The Gutting of the Ozone
The damaged Ozone Hotel has had its window frames removed, and the interior has been gutted. The photographer comments, "The Ozone was badly damaged in Christchurch's February earthquake, but at considerable risk someone has removed the windows and door".
The Ozone Now a No Zone
The Ozone Now a No Zone
Two diggers on top of a pile of rubble inside the partially demolished Ozone Dressing Sheds building. The photographer comments, "The Ozone must have suffered in the February earthquake more than people thought. They were starting to repaint it inside, but it looks like they must have run out of filler".
Caged Animals
Caged Animals
People peer through the cordon fence outside Ballantynes. The photographer comments, "Whilst on the CERA red zone coach tour we passed Ballantynes and felt like caged animals. There was crowds watching us and we were caged inside the CERA coach with our keepers to make sure we were not allowed to escape our confines".
As Free as a Caged Bird
As Free as a Caged Bird
An advertising poster outside Minx Dining Room and Bar on Lichfield Street depicts Katy Perry in a bird cage. The photographer comments, "One of the sites you will see on the Christchurch CBD red zone tour".
The Unswept Leaves of Chancery Lane
The Unswept Leaves of Chancery Lane
A view down Chancery Lane through cordon fencing. A sign reading "No Entry" is posted on the fence, and fallen leaves have accumulated around the fence and buildings. The photographer comments, "Chancery Lane in the Christchurch CBD red zone looks like it has had no one through at all since the February earthquake".
The Ozone has Landed
The Ozone has Landed
A digger demolishing the Ozone Dressing Sheds building. The photographer comments, "This is the end of the Ozone Dressing Sheds built in 1914. The two storey Ozone Cafe, which was a hotel, will be given it's coup de grace on Friday. They were gutted in a spectacular fire in 1922, but were unable to be saved after the Christchurch earthquake on 22 February 2011".
Quake Art
Quake Art
A stall selling mosaics of broken mirrors in the shape of houses, crosses and cathedrals. The photographer comments, "The Quake Art on sale at the AandP Show in Christchurch".
Lots of Cars are Stopping to Say Their Last Goodbyes
Lots of Cars are Stopping to Say Their Last Goodbyes
A digger demolishing the former Ozone Hotel in New Brighton. The photographer comments, "The bulldozers are starting circling the Ozone in New Brighton, Christchurch. Taking bits of flesh from the mortally wounded building".
Maori Inspired Graffiti in the Ozone
Maori Inspired Graffiti in the Ozone
Graffiti on a damaged building. The photographer comments, "After some of the walls were demolished this graffiti was exposed. The next day this wall was gone as well".
An Ancient Bottle Found Amongst the Debris of the Ozone
An Ancient Bottle Found Amongst the Debris of the Ozone
A dusty bottle sits on top of a partially demolished wall. The photographer comments, "The Ozone used to be a popular bar in its day and somehow this bottle must have literally fallen through the cracks.
And the Walls Came Tumbling Down
And the Walls Came Tumbling Down
A digitally manipulated photograph of the partially-demolished Ozone Hotel. The photographer comments, "As if a deadly disease is moving out from Christchurch City red zone, the heritage buildings are being put down".
The Sign of the Ozone
The Sign of the Ozone
A digitally manipulated photograph of the Ozone Hotel's sign, leaning against a cordon fence. The photographer comments, "This sign was all that remained after the demolition of the historical Ozone Hotel, which was damaged in the Christchurch earthquakes. The sign disappeared so hopefully it will reappear at a later date in a museum. The bits of blue were the painted bricks of the hotel, which made it really stand out".