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post #2071 of 3628
I believe that is San Francisco Hodgepodge. It's our version of the generic, suburban tract house.
post #2072 of 3628
Also known as 'Victorian if you make your eyes really squinty?'
post #2073 of 3628
It's as "Victorian" as any other "Victorian" house in San Francisco.
post #2074 of 3628
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Originally Posted by SkinnyGoomba View Post

Also known as 'Victorian if you make your eyes really squinty?'

So what you're saying is there's a lot of San Franciscans who would call that a Victorian.
post #2075 of 3628
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So what you're saying is there's a lot of San Franciscans who would call that a Victorian.

No, I believe they call them Rictorians.
post #2076 of 3628
That;s not the direction I was going, but, what the hell...it works.
post #2077 of 3628
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Originally Posted by Hayward View Post

It's as "Victorian" as any other "Victorian" house in San Francisco.

Yes, in an image taken from space, thats sort of blurry.
post #2078 of 3628
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Originally Posted by SkinnyGoomba View Post

Also known as 'Victorian if you make your eyes really squinty?'

I resent this comment.
post #2079 of 3628
Do you own such a home?
post #2080 of 3628
I think he's making an Asian joke...
post #2081 of 3628
tough to know for sure. they can be very inscrutable.
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post #2083 of 3628
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-23173628

Now this is a whole new level.
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Authorities in Peru say an ancient pyramid at the oldest archaeological site near the capital, Lima, has been destroyed.

They are pressing criminal charges against two real-estate companies blamed for tearing down the structure, which was 6m (20-ft) high.

An archaeologist said those responsible had committed "irreparable damage".

The building was one of 12 pyramids found at the El Paraiso complex and is thought to be at least 4,000 years old.

The site, which dates back to the Late Preceramic (3500-1800 BC) period, is situated several kilometres north of Lima.

According to Peru's tourism ministry, it was a religious and administrative centre long before the pre-Columbian Inca civilisation.

Rafael Varon, deputy minister of cultural patrimony, said the destruction had taken place over the weekend. He said company workers using heavy machinery had attempted to destroy three further pyramids, but had been stopped by onlookers.

Mr Varon said criminal complaints had been lodged against two companies.

Marco Guilen, director of an excavation project at El Paraiso, told Associated Press news agency the people who tore down the pyramid "have committed irreparable damage to a page of Peruvian history".

"We are not going to be able to know in what ways it was constructed, what materials were used in it and how the society in that part of the pyramid behaved."
post #2084 of 3628
That bunker is pretty awesome, along with their collection of art work.
post #2085 of 3628
I had seen interior photos of it (I think some are in my interior thread) but I didn't know the historical context. That makes it significantly more appealing.
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