Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Unique picture from the construction of Sycamore Valley Ranch

Sycamore Valley Ranch during construction - early 1980s
(The original picture consisted of three separate pictures that were taped together and had various damaged sections. This is a gently restored version of the original picture. Click here for large resolution.)
Left
(Blown up section of the restored picture)

Middle
(Blown up section of the restored picture)
Right
(Blown up section of the restored picture)
 

Sycamore Valley Ranch as it was presented in the real estate brochure from 1988
(Approximately same angle as the top  picture)

13 comments:

  1. very nice , what a great find !!

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  2. Thanks for posting this, it's very cool. And your restoration of the picture is great.

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    1. You are welcome! This is definitely something you don't see every day.

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  3. Wow Enola!

    A few months ago, I have asked you if you had some pictures of neverland during construction. You said no but you would try to find something. I remember that the next morning you published some beautiful pictures about the restoration of Neverland (swimming pool).
    But now, It is unbelievable! you are a magician!
    I have been trying for years to find pictures of neverland during construction. I even tried to contact William Bones himself without any success...

    Thank you for sharing these pcitures and information about Neverland.
    It is always a pleasure to find new pictures and read interesting information about Neverland ranch on your blog.

    Thank you Enola

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  4. Sorry Enola, forgot to write my name on my comment (Anonymous 6:55 PM, December 02, 2013)

    Pascal

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    1. Hi Pascal!
      I was thinking about you when I posted the pictures, hoping you would still be around to see them. And here you are!

      I am glad that you enjoyed them.

      I am not a magician. I am just VERY stubborn. :)

      And hey - you are welcome!


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  5. wow that's great,i aways search pictures of neverland construction, and finally you could show us, I am a diehard fan of Neverland, I was wondering how you got the pictures, was with william? thank you very much

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    1. You are welcome, Michael.

      How do I get the pictures?
      Well, that's simple: Google and equal meassures of patience and stubbornness.

      I have not been in touch with William Bone. I have thought about it from time to time, but since I know that other people have had no luck doing so, I don't think I am going to explore that possibility.

      Thank you for popping up at my blog with that great name. It brought a smile to my face. :)


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  6. Ohhhh Enola, see photos of Neverland under construction touched me a lot! I in the first days of August come to Neverland, I want to breathe the same area of love that breathed my beloved Michael! But you are an employee or domestic Michael when he lived at Neverland?

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    1. Hi Giusy!
      You are so lucky that you get to visit Neverland. I really hope I can go there sometime too.
      No, I am not and was never employed at Neverland. In fact, I live thousands upon thousands of miles away in Denmark. I just love Michael's former home a lot. To me it symbolizes the good times before the trial - a time when Neverland was his safe haven and children's laughter still echoed there.

      There is something magic about that place that attracts me like nothing else.

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