What is going on in this picture?
Prize for the first correct answer.
Or click on link and view the slide show – second picture provides the answer:
(or for the long answer, read the book: Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed by Jared M. Diamond
[June 2, 2009 Update: The pictures below are unrelated to the above picture. They are posted in response to 14yrbumpkin’s comments. Thought I should post some NJ structures! Bumpkin’s answer was a good one though (i.e. collapse caused by sinkholes) especially in light of recent DEP proposals to create a sinkhole loophole in the stormwater management regulations (I’ll find a link to that). That loophole will encourage new construction on top of unstable karst geology prone to sinkholes. The result will be similar to the collapse depicted above, but with modern buildings sinking into the ground.

Titusville, NJ
Riegelsville, NJ
  1. 14yrbumpkin
    June 2nd, 2009 at 01:55 | #1


  2. 14yrbumpkin
    June 2nd, 2009 at 01:57 | #2

    No fair! I thought permafrost but I hadn’t viewed the slideshow yet. I thought the shack was in NJ.

  3. nohesitation
    June 2nd, 2009 at 08:31 | #3

    Dear 14yearbumpkin – hahahahahaahha!
    What should have tipped you off that the picture was NOT from NJ was that is did not have my name in the byline!!!!
    Check out new pics posted! I’ll get a link to that DEP stormwater loophole proposal

  1. October 15th, 2014 at 03:48 | #1
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