American in Spain

Mansion Gone

March 7, 2012
Crumbling Mansion

One of my favorite local dilapidated mansions has met the sharp blade of Progress this month. I've mentioned it before, highlighting both the flora and fauna around it. I have long been curious to try to enter and look around, but my better judgement, more for safety than legal reasons, always prevented me. Crumbling Mansion

This is what it used to look like, from the back. Or, if you prefer Google Street View

And as of a couple weeks ago…

Mansion Destroyed

This is from the same side as the Street View shot.

Mansion Destroyed

And from the back. Rubble.

Mansion Destroyed

Oh well. It's sad when old things die, but if they didn't, we'd have no room for new things. I always enjoyed walking by it, and never failed to turn my gaze towards it. I hope whatever gets built there is at least half as elegant.