Friday, January 1, 2010

Friday "My Town" Shootout--"UNDER CONSTRUCTION"

Happy New Year from Dublin, California!!

It's 2010, and with it, Gordon from St. Augustine, Florida got tapped to choose the first FMTS topic of the new year--UNDER CONSTRUCTION. Head here to see a GREAT write-up on his thoughts, then head here to see the other participants' great photos!

This was a fun topic for me; back in October, when we had to do a photo study of a building, I shot the Kolb House, which is the homestead of one of Dublin's founding families and was in the process of being moved to our Heritage Park. In October, the house had just been moved (in THIRDS, no less!) to its new home and the contractors were slowly shoring it up to start putting it back together.

What a difference 4 months make!

Here's what it looked like in early October:

And now...

Some of the surrounding farm buildings are in various stages of construction...

And of course, with construction, I have to have the obligatory orange cones...

Some more shots of the house and grounds...

What's going on? Give 'em a call! :)

Some of the farm equipment that will eventually be on display...

The paving stones starting to be placed...

A shot of the park.... and my car ;) ...

And lastly, a new life under construction... my best friend got married this week!! Cheers to them as they construct their new life as husband and wife!


  1. That is indeed a beautiful house; I'm glad they're saving it. And I love the way the orange cone is bolted down!
    Happy New Year!

  2. Nice job. I bet that was a sight. It is a fine looking house. When I was a young girl, we lived in a house that have been turned around and moved to the street behind it. That all happened before we lived there, of course. Congrats to your friends. Happy New Year to you and yours.

  3. Shooting the stages of house construction over Ending with the marriage. Great interpretation of the theme!

  4. I always thought I would help construct, or design a house for myself, but my road lead elsewhere...I bet it would be cool to see it go from field to this!

    Congrats on the friends marriage, since at midnight last night was when hubby told me he loved me...that kiss at the bell toll means a lot to me each year!

  5. This is such a lovely house! It looks as if the plans are coming along and developing as they should. Will we be getting the inside scoop? Can't wait to see the layout! The grounds look like they are coming along too. Thank you for sharing this, Kathy and congratulations to your friends! Have a very healthy and joyously Happy New Year!

    With love, from Barry and Linda

  6. It is really cool to see the progress over time. That is amazing that they moved it in thirds. Hope you have a Happy and Healthy New Year!

  7. Interesting how they had to de-construct and then re-construct. Wonderful that the lovely old building was saved and restored - it sure is a beauty, isn't it? Congratulations to your friends and best wishes for a wonderful new year for you and yours.

  8. I love the big wrap around covered porch on that house. great shoot out!!

    happy new year!!

  9. Great project of following the transformation of a building. So suit for this week's challenge. Thanks for sharing the great shots!

  10. it is great to have a follow up on your earlier post, I can't wait for the 3rd edition when you take photos inside and out of its completion.

  11. Wish I had that house way out in the woods, somewhere. We would bond! Nice job of constructing a great post.

  12. Such an exciting project - both of them! Congratulations to you on the house, and to your friends on their new life together.

  13. Great shots of this, and I can't wait until it opens!