Peeking through the windows of Lismore

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.

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  1. matthew schiavello

    sad figures, hope you all get the help you need, and soon. x

    1. James O'Brien

      Thanks Matthew. I feel like our family is doing okay. Much worse stories. Gotta keep the story out there.

  2. marcellous

    Video was good. Could I suggest that maybe next time when filming street views/walks you tilt the phone up/back just a tad? At least that would be my taste.

    1. James O'Brien

      Good feedback. Thankyou. Audio has always been my thing, still learning video.

      1. marcellous

        I was going to make a quip about your radio background. Looking again it’s fine at the start but a downward tilt creeps in at about 22 seconds in, probably because you were concentrating on crossing the road.

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