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Window: destruction

Somewhere along the way, the big windows on the front of the old school building were filled in with glass block. Naturally, I looked through the broken one, and spotted an adobe wall on the far side. I enjoyed the differences in textures.

Causey, New Mexico
photographed 3.30.2018

Adobe School

The exterior of this abandoned school gave me no clue that the walls were adobe, and even when I first look thorough (what was left of) the front door, I couldn’t really believe what I was seeing. I was about to call in the expert, my Patient Spouse, for his architectural opinion on it. The next window I looked through, though, confirmed it: that v-shaped hole in the wall is typical of the way adobe erodes and not at all the way masonry does.

But it still seems odd.

Causey, New Mexico
photographed 3.30.2018

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