That machine spits out the metal, crushes the concrete, and grinds it down to gravel.
It's then sold to companies that use it, for instance, to build the surface layers of roads.
See, my education was not finished!
Another steam shovel came in to do this part of the job.
Another steam shovel; another company; another process.
See how it keeps that gravel-crusher moving. Garbage in, gravel out.
And that's our senior apartment complex in the background...our back side.
In fact, some of these pictures I took of the bulldozer from our 2nd-floor balcony.
Our parking garage is there in the background, just a stone's-throw away.
Talk about a front-row seat!
I'd walk back-n-forth from our apartment and the garage to get different perspectives.
And yes, that's Hoomer/Jeroen visiting the bulldozer driver.
That little bulldozer was a little workhorse.
As soon as one huge truck was filled up with the gravel, another backed in to take its place.
Day in and day out for over a week!
Now, here's a treat for you from Astrid, who took all these following images:
During the week, Astrid works, of course, so she was the one who took the night shots.
Apparently that gravel-crusher is expensive to rent, so they worked late.
She took these from the parking garage, looking back on our aparment complex and city.
See our Grote Kerk there in the background (middle right)!
She even caught them changing the crushing blades.
Those steam-shovel operators can pick up toothpicks, I think!
Then on a Sunday Astrid went "trespassing."
She told me she found an opening in the fence...just like someone else, apparently.
That gravel-crusher is humongous. It's a beast!
As compared to this cutie-pie bulldozer, at rest on a gorgeous day.
Thank you, Astrid, for your fabulous addition to this photo-journalistic project.
And NOW I think the demolition is done.
What's left is the leveling, grading and grass-planting?
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After all that, it's my turn at Vision and Verb again, following the Thanksgiving weekend. It's about what I do when I can't be home for the holidays!
For one thing, we drove to Antwerp, Belgium, an hour away, and spent an overnight there to see the city up close and personal. But more on that next week....