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Looks better than a lot of the 'fixed' retaining walls around where I live (Johnstown, pa, usa). It's a very hilly/highly eroded mountainous area, so a lot of property on the uphill side of roads has knee to chest-high retaining walls to get a levelish front yard. The originals were generally mortared flagstone with decorative tops; repairs from 20-40 years ago (guestimated by the decay) were generally done by either entombing the original in concrete that's scaling off, or replacing it with concrete and rebar that's disintegrating even faster.
The latest trend has been to stack landscape pavers at a back angle; which at least has the notional virtue of being easier to fix when bad drainage and the freeze thaw cycle inevitably starts bulging them.
No pics because we're not important enough to show up in an image search and either Google hid the streetview dude you used to be able to drag onto the map; or work's firewall has broken that feature.
Did you ever see history portrayed as an old man with a wise brow and pulseless heart, waging all things in the balance of reason?
Is not rather the genius of history like an eternal, imploring maiden, full of fire, with a burning heart and flaming soul, humanly warm and humanly beautiful?
Training a telescope on one’s own belly button will only reveal lint. You like that? You go right on staring at it. I prefer looking at galaxies.
-- Sarah Hoyt
A coworker recently asked me if I knew Solefald. Well do I!
This song has been one of my favorites since it came out in 2010 and has been playing a few times again this week.
Tittentattenteksti means something like nonsensical lyrics and, indeed, it's about a rat and ta-ta-tat
The lovely singing (ok, it's mostly screaming) lady is Agnete Kjølsrud known from Animal Alpha and Djerv.