Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Moving House

When most of us think of moving house, we think of packing up our belongings in boxes, loading them into trucks and vans, then transporting them and unloading them inside new homes.

But other people choose to take the house with them!

A motorcycle cop was on hand to block traffic at the intersection, and the power company sent two crews to turn off electricity running through the power lines.

And no, your eyes don't deceive you, that is a man sitting on the roof of the house.

He has an important job: preventing the traffic lights from colliding with and damaging the roof. Here's a closeup of him in action:

He's a braver soul than I am, and I hope he's been well compensated for his work. Even though the house was moving quite slowly, this doesn't seem to be a task for the faint of heart.

It took no more than ten minutes, maybe even less than that, for this home to make its way across the Government Street/Lobdell intersection.


Lynette said...

What a great series! You did a great thing taking the time to photograph this moving house and then taking the time post the photos. Wow.

Thanks so much for visiting Portland (OR) Daily Photo and for you comment on ABC Wednesday's J is for Joy photo.

Mandy said...

This is something no-one would even dream of doing in Britain, nor most of Europe for that matter.

Desiree said...

We saw the moving house that day, they drove just next to us, my 4 year old was amazed...

We moved from Wisconsin to Baton Rouge 2 months ago and I've been following your series since 2 weeks before the moving, I love it...