To start with, I sat behind the wheel of a 2004 BMW 760Li. I got wood. I'm not kidding. There is nothing quite like a Beamer stiffy.
So. Yesterday I put in a call to the Historic Columbus Foundation about my beloved Woolfolk House. I heard that it was heading for the wrecking ball and had to find out when it was supposed to happen so I could get in and take pictures for posterity. They informed me that it had been bought by Murray Calhoun who owns a local construction company and was being restored. I called him and left a message with his secretary that I had an interest in photographing the house for a piece in the magazine. He called me two hours later and we talked for a while...
I now have permission and unfettered access to the interior of the house whenever I want. I took advantage of that yesterday afternoon when Ryan, Aimee, and myself went there and crawled over every square inch of the place. I took over 50 high resolution pictures of it, mostly inside. It was an amazing experience. I've just looked over the pictures, and the majority of them turned out very well. The pictures I was most worried about were of the cellar, but they turned up better than I expected. There is a ton of graffiti all over the walls, most of it done as murals. Some of it is actually quite interesting. It's a shame that it is there, because it really is a beautiful structure if you have an eye for seeing things as they should be and not as they are.
Anyway, I'm going to go at least once a month and take pictures to keep a photographic record of the progress for myself and Mr. Calhoun. Will post in advance before I go back next time in case anyone else from the magazine wants to go as well. I will post some of the pictures once I have the time to resize and upload them. I need to repost the older ones as well for a side by side comparison of sorts.
I have had a few instances recently whereby random yahoos are proselytizing comments on my journal. If you're one of them and are reading this now, at least have the decency to sign your name and leave an email address. ::tips hat::