Thursday, March 06, 2008

A different point-of-view




I do indeed have spectacular views from my beachfront condo on the Malecon. If you missed the photos, here's one that I particularly like and here's another. But, if I look slightly to my left on my balcony, I have an entirely different view. I already mentioned that new buildings are being constructed at great speed to accommodate people who are interested in living full or part-time in this beach community. Next door WAS a two-story small little hotel. No more; and I'd bet that a hi-rise is going to take its place in the immediate future. Seems rather sad, especially since my building is only four stories so I wonder if a developer will come in and give each individual owner here a deal that is impossible to refuse. Bears watching! It looks like Demolition Derby, doesn't it?

15 comments:

Annie said...

I can only hope that the surf sounds drown out the construction sounds, Kate.

George Townboy said...

Very cool series of pictures!

photowannabe said...

I was going to say something similar to Annie's comment. It must really be a beehive of activity.

edwin s said...

Progress, sometimes a blessing. I do hope they don't build too high. Maybe a spanking new condo with ocean views. Hmm, give good deals?

Olivier said...

je suis d'accord avec Annie, j'espere que cela ne va pas trop duré et que le bruit de la mer est plus fort que le bruit des travaux
I follow start again agreement with Annie, I espere that it does not go too much lasted and that the noise of the sea is stronger than the noise of jobs

oldmanlincoln said...

The new building might (probably will) cut off some of your special views. I would guess that will be what happens. These are nice demolition photos.

Jim said...

Looks like they are taking it down one hammer swing at a time.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

The price of "progress." I hope that wasn't an interesting old building they're tearing down.

Fénix - Bostonscapes said...

Oh, poor you! All that dust and noise... Well, it won't last very long and next year you won't have to worry about any of that. :)

Nikon said...

I think that the noise would put a damper on the vacation!
I hope that they finish soon & things don't stray too far from what you are used to, & like.

Jilly said...

Sounds like Monte Carlo, Kate! They never stop building, sometimes knocking down fabulous Belle Epoque houses. Awful! I too hope they don't put anything up that is too high. are their regulations against this?

re your posting on Menton, I actualy 'guessed' these were Polynesian - the guys look kinda Maori I thought. I have a great Maori friend and they don't look dissimilar - see last photo. However there is a choice - and reading your words, could the guys be from somewhere else? The choices seem to be Mexico, Brazil, Guadeloupe, Tahiti, Polynesia. I know they are not the first two as I've sorted my photos for them. Perhaps Tahiti and not Polynesian. Please will you leave a message and I'll change it. I really guessed!

Mo said...

I wont complain about my renovations again.

marley said...

Just hope the bulldozers don't start heading your way!

Southern Heart said...

It always makes me sad to see the older places go, too (especially for high rises).

Chris said...

It is sad, isn't it? We went to Rosarita Beach in Baja a few years ago, and that dusty, little town had several high-rise condo towers planned for Americans (mostly Californians) who were looking for a good deal on the ocean.