Thursday, August 30, 2012
Rooftop in Callicoon
Every morning I sat there with my coffee and this is what I saw. Until one day I was sitting there when I heard what sounded like an explosion, And then the house collapsed in a cloud of dust. Time stood still for a minute until I got up and looked out and there stuck in the ruins of the house was a garbage truck. Clothes and furniture from the house lay strewn about. Luckily the trash stayed in the truck.
Apparently the truck was coming down the very steep hill and lost its brakes. it crashed right into the house which lay directly at the bottom of the hill and completely destroyed it. Luckily there was no one home at the time since it was only a summer home. The driver of the truck was very lucky and only slightly injured although they did have to use the jaws of life to get him out.
Needless to say, this is the last picture that exists of the house.
And yes, this was done during my Edward Hopper phase.