Wednesday, November 14, 2007

The Building that Just...Fell Down

A few days after I had arrived in Canada, there was a news story on the BBC about a building that had collapsed in Baku and killed a number of people. I didn't know what to think at the time. Azerbaijan still seemed like a far away place, not within my reality.

Fast forward about seven weeks. I'm being driven to my new apartment. After a couple of turns, my friend points out "Oh, and there is the building that collapsed." Naturally, my apartment building is located diagonally adjacent to the site of the collapse. Great.

What's stranger is that the video footage from the news story was shot from the street that I walk down every day.


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