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Lynne Leichtfuss

Sport climber
moving thru
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 3, 2013 - 08:04pm PT
Thanks as always, Mr. Cosmic, for making me smile.

It took me until I was in my forties to watch that movie. Yikes!!!
Cosmiccragsman

Trad climber
AKA Dwain, from Apple Valley, Ca. and Vegas!
Feb 3, 2013 - 08:43pm PT
That house on the Hill,
Made an image pop into my mind
of the ONLY other, HOUSE on the HILL
that gave me shivers.
Chaz

Trad climber
greater Boss Angeles area
Feb 3, 2013 - 09:01pm PT
Count the blessings! A lot of regular Joes got jobs working on that joint.

If you think that is an abomination, you should check some out the joints going up on the San Manual Indian Reservation. Your guy is a piker, compared to the Indians.
The Warbler

climber
the edge of America
Feb 3, 2013 - 09:15pm PT
...A lot of regular Joes got jobs working on that joint.

More likely a lot of regular Joses.
Pennsylenvy

Gym climber
A dingy corner in your refrigerator
Feb 3, 2013 - 09:23pm PT
Abomination. Break into it with a razor knife: cut through the siding, struggle through the Tyvec with same razor knife and your in. Why crowbar the door? It may be harder. McDOnald's is to food as this is to housing. I am a wood floor craftman in a dying trade. People believe a fake wood floor is better these days. It is what it is. My floors kick ass and will outlive me. People don't even build for themselves anymore. They build for the market aka most sq.ft. for the buck, or to keep up with the Jone's who are doing just that. Sheeple.....

edit: OK that might be stucco. So to break in, need tinsnips, a hammer from the dollar store and razor knife
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Feb 3, 2013 - 09:24pm PT
I like fitting in the neighborhood.

Credit: survival
limpingcrab

Trad climber
the middle of CA
Feb 3, 2013 - 09:28pm PT
An abomination is when people plant palm trees in CA (unless they live in a desert oasis).

Especially in the valley or foothills around here!

First world problem, but still...
Rolfr

Social climber
North Vancouver BC
Feb 3, 2013 - 09:40pm PT
There are also some examples of great architecture in Tamis city, fortunately there is a resurgence in contemporary and modernism styles in the west.

Some young and interesting architects making a difference http://www.battersbyhowat.com/#/work

And one of our own tribe a climber, extraordinary explorer and an amazing architect. Kevin Vallely. In 2009 Kevin,Ray Zahab and Richard Weber broke the world record for an unsupported trek from Hercules Inlet to the South Pole, a distance of 1,100km. He trained for this by running the Seymour Demenstration Forest 20Km with a rope tied around his waist dragging a car tire.

http://kevinvallely.com/Kevin_Vallely/Design.html



T H

Boulder climber
bouldering
Feb 3, 2013 - 09:44pm PT
An Abomination not having your old account : p
Barbarian

climber
Feb 3, 2013 - 10:01pm PT
Abomination? Absolutely! A well designed house should sit gently on the land. It should work with it instead of against. Any good architect will study the site, the path of the sun in the various seasons, the flow of the prevailing winds, and the surrounding flora. The structure built will in harmony with all those element.
Of course, some folks get some money, buy blueprints from a catalog, and hire a builder to build a house - devoid of thought and taste - just like the owner.
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