|7:21 am July 31--the gap|
What did the house look like?
With dismay I discovered that I did not have a full frontal "before" photo, but here are a few partial views of this home of dear friends and close neighbours.
|The last spring garden. The garden was well designed and admired by everyone.|
|4064, the house to the east was torn down on July 18, 2011.|
|The beautiful pool and garden of 4070 remains serene while 4064 is being demolished in the background. Neighbours transplanted many of the plants into their own gardens.|
|The rear of the house, "before".|
of the garage from the back yard. Several neighbours would have loved
to have this beautiful garage replace their own decrepit 1930's versions.|
A chronology of July 30, 2013:
|The excavator arrived shortly after 9:00 am.|
|10:58 Already the chimney is gone.|
In case you didn't notice on the previous photo, the owners liked the colour orange!
|4:20 rear of house with drywall pile|
The Garage Came Down Fast on July 31
The WasteOf course we are aware that demolitions are not green, but some examples bring the situation to the fore, showing the massive contrast with the careful recycling every Vancouver household is supposed to do each week.
|How many trucks will it take to remove all the debris and dig a deeper and larger footprint for both the house and garage? (Hollyhocks, something cheery from me in contrast to this sad tale!)|
|The neighbour children had to leave their place of sidewalk art due to poor air quality.|
And The Story Goes On...