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Wednesday, January 07, 2009

The wrecking Ball (part 2) [see Wednesday December 31st blog entry]

DSC07265Except for a half day on New Year’s Eve and all of the 1st of January the noise of destruction has been coming through my window - every day from 8 in the morning until around 3 in the afternoon. No one is really complaining, this mess has to come down and there is no other way to do it but to ram it to pieces. We all realize that in order to have the improvement we must live the next year or so with the sounds and the dirt of construction. Knowing this and living with it, of course, are two different things. The restaurant (Brambini) right next door is already suffering because its customers don't like the dirt or the noise but as one of our favorite places to eat we hope they can hold on until the new neighbors (and customers) arrive. This morning when the noise started I went down to see what progress is being made. The two houses in the front are now gone and they are working diligently (it is now 3:30 and the pounding continues) to bring down the classroom building. I am using my new found skill at inserting video to let you hear (if not feel) the sounds of the destruction of the old.
As Camillo says, "for a short time we will have a view of the sea" this is an attempt at humor because we just see more buildings, but it reminds us that when we were looking to buy this apartment the realtor stuck her head out the window and said, "you have a view of the sea - IF - those buildings were not there" Well they aren't and we don't. 

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