Photos: Endangered buildings in Repos

The first pic was of the ‘Sunbliss’ snack & juice bar, still holding on; one could see far away the shape of a building falling into the water; the pic above is of that falling house, seen closer up.

The spiraling outer staircase and other front elements not part of the main structure are all broken, the facade looks terrible when one enters Repos.

The walls in front of the big house are all that’s left from a hut that had to be dismantled and its materials stored away for later rebuilding more inside the compound.

7 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Nina
    Sep 14, 2012 @ 20:54:26

    the erosion is astonishing

    the structures seem salvageable, or at least many of the materials reusable

    it’s a relief to see the mitigation possibilities

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    • Bhaga
      Sep 17, 2012 @ 16:55:44

      Both buildings are supposedly still salvageable,,, the small one of course in an easier way. Our little group here reviews as fast as possible the various existing techniques for both short term and long term protection.

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  2. Nina
    Sep 17, 2012 @ 17:02:31

    yes, that the buildings remained square, really, it’s just that they were undercut.

    being able to jack them up and moving them more inland is great mitigation for the restoration work

    This type of disaster recovery was part of my former profession, but I never had to manage a project on this scale.

    you know, there’s something really funny about emergency preparedness, you end up almost wishing for disasters to happen just to put your training into practice.

    i guess this is why the media is as it is, that whole it bleeds it leads, they deal in misery too much and they lose perspective and what the real world meaning is……

    the danger of being a specialist over a generalist, I suppose.

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    • Bhaga
      Sep 18, 2012 @ 03:14:38

      Oh! I see!… So you have all kinds of hidden knowledge in you, that slowly gets revealed!!! I like your more general comments about that too, they are quite true…

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  3. Nina
    Sep 17, 2012 @ 17:04:12

    Reblogged this on Nina's Garden and commented:
    the erosion is astonishing

    the structures seem salvageable, or at least many of the materials reusable

    it’s a relief to see the mitigation possibilities

    yes, that the buildings remained square, really, it’s just that they were undercut.

    being able to jack them up and moving them more inland is great mitigation for the restoration work

    This type of disaster recovery was part of my former profession, but I never had to manage a project on this scale.

    you know, there’s something really funny about emergency preparedness, you end up almost wishing for disasters to happen just to put your training into practice.

    i guess this is why the media is as it is, that whole it bleeds it leads, they deal in misery too much and they lose perspective and what the real world meaning is……

    the danger of being a specialist over a generalist, I suppose.

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    Reply

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