Monday, March 14, 2005

Piñatas from Hell

Piñatas from Hell Posted by Hello

Another photo from the Ruins: as described in a previous post, chunks of concrete dangle by wires from the collapsed roof and ceiling of the old Duplin/MacGregor's/Skatarama building. Bear in mind that I don't have a zoom lens, so this photo was taken from the sidewalk that runs in front of the building, 10 or 15 feet from the base of the wall in the picture. Not, I think, the safest place in the world, but one that has been safe enough for the 13 years since the fire which gutted this old building: the wall has not collapsed onto the sidewalk* in those 13 years. Or, should I say, has not collapsed yet.

*The piles of rubble visible in the linked photograph are actually the result of some cleanup operations from a few months ago. The owners made some noise back then about finally dealing with the old wreck of a building, and had some crews very actively clearing and gutting the inside. That lasted for about two weeks. When it starts again, there will probably once again be much fanfare and little actual work.

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