Monday, February 18, 2013

Our own little ruins

About a minute drive from our house, just down the street from our favorite drive-through Starbucks, behind some trees, next to some homes, on the side of a hill overlooking a street, we have ruins.

I have no idea how old they are.  I don't know who built them.  No one is in charge of caring for them as far as I can tell, there is litter everywhere.  There is even some graffiti. But there they are, still impressive, and very much accessible to climbing on and around.

A basin.

Arches.  The keystone looks repaired.

Tile flooring

A grinding wheel?


The rocks used to build the structure
are gorgeous.

Overlooking the ruins,
our house is across the way.
We stopped on our way back from walking to the Donut Factory.  You gotta do what you gotta do.

If the place was cleaned up it would be awesome for a picnic.  On this side there's quite a bit of traffic noise from the street behind, but on the other side there's the side of a hill that leads down to another street that isn't busy.

I feel the need to bring the kids there for some clean-up.

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