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Offline glenn kangiser

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Architectural Antiquities
« on: July 23, 2005, 07:17:39 PM »
I really like old buildings and am constantly studying them to see how they were built.  Who knows - I may discover new old methods.

Well, today -new cell phone with handy camera in hand- I drove by a gold rush era cabin, still in use and asked the owner if I could take a picture of it.  She said fine - has had it about a year - it is 13'x30' with a popout on the back giving about 450 square feet if I recall correctly.

I transferred the picture with Bluetooth wireless technology to my Ipaq Pocket PC then synced it with my laptop and transfered it through my wireless and DSL routers from the bowels of my underground cabin, to Tinypic to provide you with this wonderful semi-clear picture of this neat old little house.  Just goes to prove that I am one highly technologically advanced troglodyte. ;D

Probably near 150 years old and still functional.  See what happens when you build to exceed code. ;)

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Re: Architectural Antiquities
« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2005, 07:50:20 PM »
Nice.

Both the house and how you got it here.

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Re: Architectural Antiquities
« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2005, 05:12:43 PM »
  Glenn very "tecie" of ya . Just think the guy who build that place , might  ,,might , have had a early Skilsaw . LOL and you record his building with all sorts of gagets  :)  Thanks nice shack  :)  Really , I love old buildings/ boats / stuff.  HTBH  ;)PEG
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« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2005, 09:22:56 PM »
Needs paint - and is that a shadow or a hole at the left end of the roof ridge? ;)

Otherwise, not bad! :)

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« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2005, 09:34:00 PM »
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Needs paint -

   Paint ?? Jee Dave that place never needed , nor does it  now need paint  :o :o :o  Aw natural  :P :P  How ya doing BTW? HTBH  ;)PEG
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Re: Architectural Antiquities
« Reply #5 on: July 24, 2005, 09:47:33 PM »
You would paint natural 150 year old pine boards, David ???   I'm so upset :-[

It's home to a little ol' family and they love it. ;D
« Last Edit: July 25, 2005, 04:44:12 AM by glenn-k »
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Re: Architectural Antiquities
« Reply #6 on: November 06, 2005, 10:53:57 PM »
An interesting site with pictures of structures built for WWII defense -Thames area - In your spare time click their home button and look around the rest of the site-- lots of cool stuff. ;D

http://www.undergroundkent.co.uk/maunsell_towers.htm


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