Monday, April 30, 2012
This is the plot that will be built on, just to the left and the other side of the red car, which incidentally is my car being returned by my daughter.
Here you can see the trees have been chopped down behind the small brick building, which incidentally is a garage with its door the other side. I always find it remarkable how much we alter things, when I return to places I have visited in the past they are often unrecognizable, the sad thing being no one documents these changes. I often wondered what the little brick building was. The fact that I have now discovered it was a garage tells me there must have been a long vanished house next to it, behind the garage is a reservoir. Probably to build the reservoir houses had to be demolished.
The stumps left after the trees have been chopped down.
The caterpillar digger arrives, to dig out the tree stumps and prepare the site for the foundations.
Friday, April 06, 2012
Change of blog use
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Came across what is said to be one of the best games played last century.
Polugayevsky-Nezhmetdinov Sochi, 1958
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 d6 3.Nc3 e5 4.e4 exd4 5.Qxd4 Nc6 6.Qd2 g6 7.b3 Bg7 8.Bb2 0-0 9.Bd3 Ng4 10.Nge2 Qh4 11.Ng3 Nge5 12.0-0 f5 13.f3 Bh6 14.Qd1 f4 15.Nge2 g5 16.Nd5 g4 17.g3 fxg3 18.hxg3 Qh3 19.f4 Be6 20.Bc2 Rf7 21.Kf2 Qh2 22.Ke3 Bxd5 23.cxd5 Nb4 24.Rh1 Rxf4!! 25.Rxh2 Rxf3 26.Kd4 Bg7 27.a4 c5 28.dxc6 bxc6 29.Bd3 Nexd3+ 30.Kc4 d5+ 31.exd5 cxd5+ 32.Kb5 Rb8+ 33.Ka5 Nc6+