Explosives turned Bermuda's most conspicuous eyesore to rubble Monday morning.
The Club Med building in St. George's, derelict for more than 20 years, was imploded by a team of U.S. experts.
There were hundreds of onlookers, many of them enjoying the spectacle from a large flotilla of boats that gathered for the occasion.
The building appeared to go down within seconds without any major hitches and in ideal weather conditions. There was a huge cheer from the crowd as it went down. The blast created a huge dust cloud which appeared to be heading out to the ocean.
The huge structure - prior to Club Med's involvement it was a flagship property for Holiday Inn - was primed with explosives by a team from Demolition Dynamics, a subsidiary of D.H. Griffin Wrecking Co. The project was marshalled by the Bermuda Police Service Explosive Ordinance Disposal Unit.
Nearby homes were evacuated prior to the event and the site will remain sealed off while safety checks are carried out. See our gallery of photos here.

Video courtesy Phillip Wells