Over the last few days, I’ve spent a fair bit of time peeking through windows.
I’ve been keen to look at what’s happening behind the (still) mud-stained windows of the many (still) closed shops of Lismore, three months after the devastating floods.
A few days ago, the former Mayor of Lismore, Jenny Dowell tweeted this rather startling observation.
With each passing day, things are improving, but there’s still a long way to go.
The Richmond Hotel officially closed a couple of weekends ago. The damage caused by the flood has been too much for the long-term owners.
Taking a peak into the window of Mary G’s. I’m not sure if the hotel still is owned by the former Queensland footballer, Paul Vautin, but he certainly owned it for a time. The nightclub area up the back has re-opened with sparsely decorated furniture and a concrete floor.
Taking a peek into the window of the former Lismore Post Office, a wonderful old building that dates to the late 1800s.
A Sunday afternoon view of the part of the Lismore CBD.