The photos remind me of crop circles. I wonder if this is what Stonehenge was for: somebody was building a McMansion on spec, and then the market collapsed.
Nah, Stonehenge was built well enough that it has stood for thousands of years. A McMansion would fall apart in twenty if neglected.
Not correct From 1901 to 1964, the majority of the stone circle was restored in a series of makeovers which have left it, in the words of one archaeologist, as 'a product of the 20th century heritage industry
..."McMansion in the middle of the desert, surrounded by other McMansions feet away. I am not sure I understand the appeal."
..."I have never understood why anyone would spend maga-bucks on a mansion that's so close to a neighbor you can hear them fart. I need a lot more space than that."
If you have that type of money to build a house like that, why the hell do you want to live so close that your neighbor can piss on your house from inside his window???
Self loathing 1%'ers who despise that they urinated on the unwashed masses and therefore require to be pee'd on themselves. Not unlike the CEOs who pay fetish hookers to feminize them and have their scrotums crushed by said hookers in 5 inch heels.
I get your take on this. But you note these are 2007 pics. I wonder exactly what they look like now. If many of those empty scarified lots have new construction going up then, yeah, part of the recovery you don't believe in.