Thursday, November 29, 2007
Then on Sunday, I came down with something that kept me in bed Monday, and on Tuesday afternoon I was shooting photos of the big trees coming down in Village 1:
But in my rush to bring you the best coverage of that day's work, I stepped in a hole and sprained my ankle (one of those where you hear and feel things grind and crunch). I remembered, after about 20 seconds of shooting a video with my cell phone, that the microphone was on, catching every curse and vulgarity I could spew as my ankle ached. I figured you didn't want to hear it, so no video.
One interesting thing about the tree coming down was the sound of the tearing as branches and roots broke, followed shortly thereafter by the smell of turned soil. The machines took the tree down in less than a minute.
I also clicked this new view from the north side of the site. Last week, I wrote about seeing the trees and rear courtyard from the street for the first time in 60-odd years, now you can clearly see to The Chatham (high-rise in the background) and to the Arlington Oaks Community Center (the smaller, peaked-roof building in the foreground).
NO POLICE NOTES FOR BUCKINGHAM--two weeks in a row. Can we make it three?
One story since last week's update; scroll down to see it. The county has issued the Request for Proposals for the redevelopment of Village 3.
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