Mystery Photo #85

Wow, it’s Friday already!  How did that happen?  I guess it helps that Monday was a holiday here in Canada and then Mike and I took Tuesday off as well :).  My short week has been busy though, and one of the reasons was because I had to apply for new passports for all four of us.  Ours were expiring in mid-July, and for the first time ever in Canada I was able to apply for 10 year passports.  Before now we could only get 5 year passports, and from what I understand we are one of the last countries to go to a longer passport term and also have the electronic chip inside.  I  almost passed out when paying for them though because it cost a whopping $640 for 4 passports.  Yikes!!  Oh well, now I can start planning our trip to England and Scotland next summer :).

This week’s mystery photo is all about specifics.  I mean, let’s get this right out in the open. Obviously this is wood, so that answer is not acceptable.  We’re looking for an exact answer here, and no Jim you’re not allowed to guess!!  Time to get those neurons firing and solve this mystery everyone.

Ok, ready, set, go….

Mystery Photo #85

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85 Responses to Mystery Photo #85

  1. yep, it’s definitely wood, but with some concrete mixed in, I’d go with it being the corner section of a log cabin, or maybe an industrial strength bench. Really looking forward to meeting you in the summer of next year, pub, pub pub.

  2. TBM says:

    Wood and concrete! To be specific, two pieces of wood and concrete.

  3. TBM, I think we should consider something like The Admiral Hardy in Greenwich or if the weather is nice perhaps something on the river around Hammersmith or Putney

  4. TBM says:

    Do we get a commission?

  5. Well I was going to say tree trunk is that acceptable? I’m still trying to get over the shock of the passport price. We have to renew ours in 2 years.

    • I had some of it saved up but not quite enough LOL! However, with 5 years being $120 and 10 years being $160, 10 years is definitely the way to go. Renewals are really easy, but both my sons had children’s passports last time, so I had to do brand new applications for them. It took me a couple of hours to fill out everything online, print them out, and get together all the supporting documentation. Then I had to drive to a Service Canada outlet where they go over everything with a fine tooth comb, looking for mistakes. I told my kids I would pay for them this time, but the next time they need their passports done, they are on their own!

  6. Okay guys – I have been awake since 2, up since 3, fell asleep for twenty minutes at 6:30 — go to my blog and you will see I posted early though wordpress time is weird and about four hours ahead of real time here–anyway all this talk about pubs has me awake now and is much more interesting than the mystery photo which is really irritating this week if I do say so myself–Ms. Loony, like, really? Is it the foundation of some historic mill or something…..

  7. Jeff Sinon says:

    Looks like you’ve got some sort of log cabin-y thing going on here. Definitely wood set in mortar/cement.

  8. Whoah – that is crazy expensive!!!! I also had to renew my passport (after ten years!) – it is expiring end September (#deportationawaits)…. Obviously still waiting on it… but it cost only $55 for new one!!!

  9. J. G. says:

    Log, concrete and wood, in that order. Some people are trying to make too big a deal out of this one!

    • we are making a big deal out of this because she told us we had to be specific so blame Ms Loony for the big deal

      • J. G. says:

        Well how much more specific can we get?! Alright I’ll make a better effort – circular log with lichens or pieces of bark still attached. Concrete very sloppily filling in the spaces between the wood. And a timber-like piece of wood. Better?

  10. btw I want to party with Harry–I look good for my age and I can drink a beer and a half before I get silly

  11. sayvan says:

    looks like a log cabin or something that involves wood and concrete…. lol… we just renewed last year and it was only like 85 for the five years …. just another cash grab by the government!

  12. hey did somebody call me lazy yesterday — it is 4:44 a.m.–where are you young lady?

  13. Drum roll please!! It’s time to reveal the answer to the mystery photo! Although nobody knew the exact name, Bunny, LouAnn, Jeff, and Sayvan were on the right track. This is a closeup of the outside wall of my brother’s cordwood house. We visited him to see his new home while we were down in Kingston last weekend, and I had never seen this type of house construction before. Here is a definition from the internet:

    “Cordwood construction, also known as stackwall, is a type of building whereby the walls of the house are built out of fire-wood type logs cut into various lengths and set into mortar or concrete. They’re known as cordwood because they resemble fire wood. The wood is set up horizontally, with the cut ends exposed. This creates a wall that’s sometimes more than a foot (30.5 centimeters) thick.”

    Great job everyone and thanks for making my Friday go by super quick. You guys are so much fun, and I don’t know what I would do without you :).

  14. We all expect to be invited to your brother’s house now–

  15. If you come to England you could stay with us in rural Somerset. It’s beautiful countryside here and there is lots to see and do and we are only half an hour from the south Devon coast. look us up at http://www.lodgehousebandbsomerset.co.uk

  16. benzeknees says:

    I think this is the foundation of your deck with wood from a section of tree & planed wood because of the concrete mixed in.

  17. The photo at once surrealistic and dirty.Some of it looks woody, the intervening stuff more like moist sand.

    Shakti

    • It does kind of look like sand in between, but it’s actually concrete. This is a small section of a cordwood house. Here is a definition from the internet:

      “Cordwood construction, also known as stackwall, is a type of building whereby the walls of the house are built out of fire-wood type logs cut into various lengths and set into mortar or concrete. They’re known as cordwood because they resemble fire wood. The wood is set up horizontally, with the cut ends exposed. This creates a wall that’s sometimes more than a foot (30.5 centimeters) thick.”

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