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end of an era
17-JUL-2010 DK Hein 2012

end of an era

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After 29 years of surviving eruptions and lava flows, the last home in the Royal Gardens Subdivsion
was finally claimed by Madam Pele last week Friday (02 Mar 12). Jack Thompson's house is no more.
This photo of mine was taken on a helicopter tour flight in 2010. Compare the flow limits in this
photo with those on Leigh Hilbert's excellent web page -Here-. Royal Gardens was originally built with
1,500 lots. In 1983 when the Puu O'o vent began its current eruptive phase, there were 75 houses built.
Jack's was the last one to be lost.

Nikon D3
1/500s f/5.6 at 31.0mm iso1100 full exif

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HawaiianOnline12-Jun-2012 01:50
He had a good run.
ArminB04-May-2012 05:18
indeed, too sad!
January Grey13-Mar-2012 03:27
what a sad story. nice aerial shot, Dave. I guess Mother Nature had other plans for the land.
Fabienne11-Mar-2012 21:02
La nature reprend ses droit tout doucement.C'est une excellente image ou l'on se rend bien compte du désastre.
LeeG07-Mar-2012 23:19
Interesting way to lose a home, sad, but interesting. Thanks for the link.
J. Scott Coile07-Mar-2012 16:57
Mather Nature takes some back. Sad to see this last stand go. Great link BTW.
Terri Steele07-Mar-2012 14:57
Wow... what a story... a bit sad, but that is the way of things eh?
Ed Preston07-Mar-2012 12:55
You just can't fool Mother Nature! What a shame Dave, but the guy was able to be there for 40 years!