I walked around Lancaster Park. It's rough, the area has suffered significant ground displacements and it has an unkempt look, even for an industrial area. The Deans Stand, which is to be demolished, was the last part I looked at, and I found this
I'd forgotten how short a time there was between the stand opening and the first earthquake, opened in January 2010, ruined in September the same year. I've not bought into the "politician X is bad luck" meme, but reading the plaque brought it to mind, and a wry smile to my face, thinking about the monuments of two politicians I'd have preferred to have stuck to their day jobs.
"...aspirations in the clouds...hopes...down the drain"