Thursday, June 11, 2009

Then & Now



Above, a picture taken at an unknown date, perhaps circa 1922, around the time the house was completed. Below a picture taken today from a similar vantage point(but slightly to the right). Beyond the obvious differences in foliage, the thing that strikes me is the large crack in the circular stone wall that is now apparent and the changes in the slope falling off rightwards just below there. (Click on image below for larger view) It appears that some of the stone work has slipped away leaving a more shear drop, and that perhaps helps explain the settlement that presumably caused the crack to develop. Or it may be that pine needles cover that stone work and my slightly different orientation makes it appear that way.

Here is a picture of the granite cliff face below the ledge:

...and on down into the chasm below...








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1 comment:

SANJAY said...

yes really it some what changed