Sunday, March 11, 2012

Anyone home?





"Time is what keeps things from happening all at once."



"Wait for the other shoe to drop."



23 comments:

  1. So, once I find paradise on earth, I shouldn't build a log cabin the way I'd planned?

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  2. And so much for Yeats:

    I will arise and go now, and go to Innisfree,
    And a small cabin build there, of clay and wattles made:
    Nine bean-rows will I have there, a hive for the honey-bee;
    And live alone in the bee-loud glade.

    The rest is at:

    http://www.bartleby.com/103/44.html

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  3. I guess the little padlock wasn't enough to keep out the riffraff.

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  4. This is what happens when you build with Lincoln Logs.

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  5. I guess they're not flipping this one, or else they did and missed...kinda sad. No one to keep it up?

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  6. This is what happens when the mortgage balance exceeds the value.

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  7. This is the kind of adventure I like.

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  8. Should we knock?

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  9. That first shot is lovely. Relics like this always make ask who, when, what...

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  10. Love the photos! The depth of field in #1, the mood set in the #3. Lovely!

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  11. As near as I can tell, this cabin was associated in some way with the incline car that made the spectacular climb up Echo Mountain around the turn of the century. This could have been a modest summer cabin, or maybe housing for a worker.

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  13. Oh, and the last shot -- those are stairs leading to a basement of some sort or maybe a root cellar. I've been too chicken to go down there; I'm afraid the cabin will choose that moment to totally collapse.

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  14. Glad to see your documentation (photo quality) is improving. Sad to see the cabin has fallen into further disrepair.

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  15. If those walls could talk! Even though many would say it's in shambles, it is very artful and has many stories to tell. I hope it can hold out for a few more years.

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  16. Love all the comments today, especially Margaret's. The cabin was part of the boy scout Camp Huntington, and was owned by Henry Huntington himself. The Arroyo and Foothills Conservancy want to buy the land and add it to the Rubio Canyon area that was preserved last year, but there are so many heirs of Huntington nowadays, some hard to contact, and they all have to agree to the sale. Michele Zack and Paul Ayers would be able to tell us if I've remembered this correctly. And I'd be rather sad to lose the old cabin that only time is holding up.

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  17. Amazing set of photos! And the story they tell...

    I hope the cabin can be restored.

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  18. Great photos, Karin. I love cabin!
    It will be restored?

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  19. Looks very doubtful at this point, Sonia. Bellis -- how did you know that?

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  20. Going on guided walks can be very informative. Paul Ayers led a hike through there last year and told us the history. Would you like to hike his new trail with me one day? It was challenging but interesting.

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  21. Challenging as in arduous, or challenging as in you might fall off a 100-foot cliff?

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  22. I am amazed at the amount of abandoned buildings left for ruin. In Kauaii, the hotel that TheChief's parents used to stay in the 50's was damaged in the hurricane in the 90's and has been left for ruin...throughout the island we saw buildings falling down or in some state of ruin...there are vacant and abandoned buildings and strip malls in Bishop....and periodically you'll see an abandoned building on the side of 395...it seems wherever I've gone in the world, I've seen at least one building (and plenty of cars) abandoned and left for ruin...it's a phenomenon that I just don't get...

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