This isn't the most exciting photo in the world, but it's the only one I have to blog at the moment that wasn't taken in our garden -- and I think we need a break from the garden, don't you? This is a building that I pass on my walk to work. Back in March of 2017, it was a somewhat down-at-heel, slightly lopsided building of flats and it looked like this:
Then, a huge renovation project began and by January 2020, it looked like this:
It turned out not to be a renovation, exactly. More like a demolition. The owners knocked the whole thing down, except for the central section of the front wall, which they left standing. Here it is in August 2020:
You can see the big signs announcing that it's to be a senior living center offering "memory care," opening in 2021.
Well, it didn't open in 2021, and it's still not open. But at least it seems pretty much finished, judging from that top photo, and there's a web site touting all its amenities. According to the site it's supposed to open this summer.
It's been interesting to watch this project unfold over a period of years. I must admit the new building looks good, and much less crooked!
Dave had a student concert last night and has another one tonight, so I'm fending for myself in the evenings. We have plenty of leftovers in the fridge so I'm hardly starving. I'm taking the opportunity to watch movies that I know won't interest Dave. Last night I watched a documentary about a British expedition to climb Mount Everest in 1975 -- I wanted to see it because the guy whose trunk I rescued several weeks ago was part of the expedition's transportation team. He didn't feature in the movie but it was still interesting, even though I have no desire to ascend a mountain (particularly that mountain) myself.