Thursday, October 23, 2014

On Solid Ground

You know that game where you have to find the differences in two almost identical photos? Well, try this one:

Situation 1

Situation 2

Actually this is what is happening down on the Beltway below our apartment. Notice the changes in the 2nd photo? By the time we leave here in mid-November, our street should look like this.

Now for the clincher: When reconstruction of the street began this summer, it was discovered that the sewage system needed replacing. That was to have been expected (we watch too many Mike Holmes's Homes and This Old House shows!!). 

But today we received an update flyer that stated that before they could asphalt our side of the street, there would be an inspection for possible WWII explosives. And to top that, archeologists would dig trenches to examine what might be in the ground. The different layers of earth always provide information about a city's history. 

Don't think they expect to find "pots and pans" from the past from this Dutch city that has been in existence since the 9th century!

7 comments:

Delores said...

So much history......I'd love to live in a place with so much history.

Laurie M said...

sounds exciting , I wonder what they find, I certainly hope not the scary WWII explosives, good grief!!!! It also sounds like it could be a very very longgggg process!

Buttons said...

WWII explosions that is scary. Hug B

Janie Junebug said...

I hope they don't fine explosives. That's frightening.

Love,
Janie

Tracey Radford said...

sounds like something that seemed relatively straightforward, has become rather complicated…isn't that always the way??

A Quiet Corner said...

Don't you wish you could be around for the digging? Awesome!...:)JP

Wendy Bellino said...

I would love to see what's under there! You'll have to give is an update when they finish!