Friday, May 24, 2013

Falling House

Turn your speakers off for this video and save yourself from the melodramatic commentary and there is no need to watch it over and over as it is in the clip. The building is very old, so I won't dis Portuguese building standards on this building alone.



You may feel like you are watching paint dry, but the tension is building. You just know something dramatic is going to happen. Unlike in the comments on the video, given the emergency vehicles around, I doubt anyone was killed. It is not such an old building, so I will dis Russian building standards of that time. Are building standards any better in Russia now?



These clips feel slightly relevant to the destruction of peoples houses in Oklahoma this week. Awful things happen to both good and bad people. This is not a planned part of this post, but how about the woman who's dog appeared from the ruins.  But please darls, give him/her some water immediately.



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  1. Smart Russian girl closing the window quickly. The old dear who found her dog was lovely - we needed a good story amidst such devastation.

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    1. Yes Craig, closed in the nick of time. It was a nice story from Oaky.

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  2. It's sobering to think, however, that we're not immune - such poor workmanship is only a shonky builder and clueless council away ...

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    1. Red, I am thinking of collapsing balconies on houses in Australia where people have been killed. Our Brother Friends have one that no-one ever goes onto because they don't really entertain at home, but I would not like to go on it myself now.

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  3. oh the doggie *runs away*

    (I cannot stand disasters because I always think of all the budgies and goldfish and terrified cats)

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    1. I know Ann. You are such a sensitive soul, unless it is tram cops!

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  4. I always feel such tension for the people in these situations. I love how everyone comes together though.

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    1. Well Keith, not everyone did come through in the case of Oakey, but I don't think there were deaths in the collapsing houses.

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  5. ah the transit cops. have had two more very satisfying goes at them lately.
    I had a close-up experience with a house being flattened in a storm on Mt Dandenong and it was the loudest noise like the planet exploding. God bless the SES Lilydale guys who said "quick get out now" before they ran towards it. There was a cat there that had been left while the owners were OS and somebody was coming daily to feed it. poor thing is probably still running.

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    1. Ann, I am sure it ended up being loved and led a long life.

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  6. Aww that was so wonderful when her dog struggled through, bloody reporters though, so busy filming and getting their story, she had to ask them to help! Gosh the scary thing about the first house is that people were actually living there right up until the collapse..how the heck did they sleep at night, it was crumbling before their eyes oui!

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    1. Yes, you think there would have been plenty of signs that things weren't right.

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