Desc: Fiction Story: A two hundred year old building is destroyed by fire when a jet taking off from the local airport is shot down. This story tells how the owner goes about turning a fire gutted building of five sandstone walls back into the elegant building it once was, despite not having much cash to do it with and having to fight the state bureaucrats. It also talks about his important personal and family events during the reconstruction. The fire is very much a life changing event for the owner and his family.
The background images are Batlow by Leigh Blackall (top) and Looking East over the Murrumbidgee River near Gumly Gumly by Bidgee (bottom), both are copyrighted by their creators and their use is allowed by the Creative Commons Attribution - Share Alike Licence and terms. Cropping, size adjustment and text is all by Ernest Bywater.