Ba boom! Ba boom!


Ba boom! Ba boom!
Originally uploaded by maximolly.

We got up early this morning to watch the implosion of the New Haven Coliseum (along with everybody else in the city). I've never seen people move with such urgency at 7:00 a.m. on a Saturday.

We live a few blocks from the Coliseum, but our friends Gaby, Jacob and Ilana around the corner have a roof. We brought coffee and wore warm clothes. The contractor who finished the upstairs apartment was there with his friend, their kids, and a bunch of bloody marys. As we waited, the kids started yelling, "Hey! Ho! Let's go!" Blitzkrieg bop indeed!

Then, all of a sudden at about 7:40 a.m., a series of timpani strikes. BA BOOM! BA BOOM! I think I counted eight of them and managed to snap photos before the whole thing went down into a cloud. It only took a second. About a minute later, our neighborhood of Wooster Square was engulfed by a yellow-brown cloud of dust that smelled like a cap gun. We went inside. An hour later, Meredith's eyes still hurt.

The sky was brilliant blue but now, it's snowing hard. I wonder whether the dust had anything to do with it. Ba boom!

I created a set of pictures and Enrique posted his pictures (from his new camera)

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