Ok I'm here with another post - phew I bet you're impressed, lol.
While we were driving through to Dundee the other weekend Laura had text us to say they were going to be demolishing a block of flats in the town and that she had the perfect view of it from her balcony.
I've never seen a building being demolished before - I have seen it on the telly but never in real life.
When we got to Laura's flat I was surprised to see just how many people were standing with their cameras out ready to catch the moment. The trouble was that they had said it was originally to be done at 12 noon but come 12.30 nothing had happened. The problem was it was very windy and they were worried about the consequences of that.
We were standing on her balcony waiting when we heard the siren going off at around 1pm. It sounds five minutes before the building actually comes down. The next thing we know there is a big bang and the building was gone. It was so fast - in fact if you blinked you would have missed it.
I did manage to get a couple of shots though.
The building to come down is the one with the red line down the middle. It used to be a block of flats.
Now you see it!!!
And now you don't!!!
All that was left was a cloud of dust and smoke.
It was as if it was never there.
It was even one of the headline stories on the Scottish news on the telly that evening.
Laura had captured it all on her Ipad (I would really like to have an ipad, just saying!!), and all you can hear is my dulcet tones saying "Oh Wow, look at that" and words to that effect. As a side note does anybody else hate hearing their voice on a recording of something. I'm sure my speaking voice sounds better than that - oh well, maybe not, lol.
We are having such a lovely spell of weather at the moment. It is so nice to see the sun and blue sky and it is supposed to be nice right through the weekend too - yay!!!
Oh I also wanted to say - did anybody see Wimbledon on Sunday. Wow that was some game, even Danny was getting right into it :)) And a Scottish lad won it too. Well done Andy Murray!!!
Oh well that's me for tonight - hopefully I'll be back in a couple of days with another post. Laura and Kevin are coming through with Riley tomorrow - they are going to a wedding and we are looking after the wee one! I'm really looking forward to that :))