Saturday, February 28, 2009

GRAND ISLAND HOTEL BURGLARY

Grand Theft Auto?

Be warned I'm having a rant.



Skywatch post below for those you don't want to read the ravings of an angry blogger but would like some photography tips. Back to the post in hand. Remember a couple of weeks ago I showed you an image of the building about to be demolished for My World? Click here to read the full post. In a nutshell The Grand Island Hotel has closed, due for demolition, new flats(apartments) complex are to be built on the land, and an auction to sell any keepsakes has taken place. Well guess what? Since that post a bunch of scumbags, not as polite a word as you deserve but all common decency will allow me write in blogland, have burgled whatever was left inside. Not only that they have vandalised, no trashed, the place in the process of stripping the place of it's final trappings and dare I say dignity. Nice world isn't it when even on a small relatively safe time warp island thieving scumbags hatch a plot to do a final act of ignominy to a once Grand Hotel. Sad sign of our times. Apologisies too for the image just grabbed anyone I had to hand.



That's better Now I'll do the funny side so not to depress you all. On a lighter note all I will say is the bunch of tourists who I featured the thursday all have alibis. Of course as the hotel was way off along Mooragh Promenade it was too far for their elderly weak bladders to get to without stopping to spend a penny anyway. there are no toilets that way now the hotel has closed. Also they would have had to negotiate the swinging bridge of doom and they just will not cross that particular bridge when they come to it for all the hotel fittings in Ramsey, never mind tea in China. The Zimmer Frame Gang then have been ruled out and as the Police say it's a local job.



Make of this post what you will. It happened. That's just how the world is. I chose to post it because I like light and shade and as I say in the header sometimes the ugly side of life rears it's head and I will not gloss over this just to keep folks happy. It happened, it's sad, but tomorrow is another day as they say.




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28 comments:

Mark said...

You are late posting? This post is not allowing comments properly. This is my 4th attempt. There is no security which is why it was so easy to ransack. Being out on a limb who would even hear a van pulling away? I hope they get them. Sad end to the Grand.

Ken Mac said...

hear hear! I love it! face it, they are scumbags! Call a scumbag a scumbag I say!

that looks like a grand place, even from a distance.

Thanks Babooshka...keep kicking our butts! And you know, email, blogging, is still an imperfect art..which lacks the inflection of actual conversation. And it all turned out well, I learned something. Need a needle? Needledoctor.com!

Pam said...

This is not how I would like to think of the island I left behind but time catches up with us all. Don't sweat it B. S**t happens. The idea of retired folk thrashing the place was a hoot. All the best.

Lilli & Nevada said...

That truly is sad,but i think this is a sign of the times to come more now. That truly is sad, and yes scumbags is still too nice of a word for whoever did this.

Bohol Today said...

Hmmm..it's a sad story, it really makes us realize the impermanence of things.

Freddy said...

mm sounds good

George said...

I thought things like that only happened on our side of the pond. I think scumbag is entirely too polite.

Gattina said...

Disgusting !!!!!!

Laurie said...

Well, that's just a big giant bummer. I'm with Ken. Call a scumbag a scumbag.

WHat a gorgeous old place. I was already upset about it being raised to build apartments.

Frankie / Nick said...

Oh my goodness what a tragedy. Seems that these kinds of things are becoming rampant and we can not help but wonder if the legal system is too lenient. So sad.

Andrea said...

So sad!!!

Mediterranean kiwi said...

sad story, but what do you expect in a world with very few real ideals left...

D said...

OOoo I hope they find the scumbags! They should be drawn and quartered. YOu do still have that particular punishment there on time warp island, don't you?

Small City Scenes said...

I understand exactly. A few years back as we were moving off our little farm someone trashed our place and stole saddles and good items while we were gone. ripped and stripped. rotters. It certaintly ruined the move for me. MB

magiceye said...

c'est la vie?!

JM said...

This post just made me remind of the old tiles thefs 'wave' that is currently happening in my country! It's outrageous!

Brian Miller said...

sad...rant on though. hope they catch them.

B Squared said...

What a shame. Happens all too often here. If the "scumbags" are caught, they are seldom punished enough.

Babooshka said...

D- no but wwe did have the birch until the 70's. Yes all sadly it's asign of times.

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Anonymous said...

Too bad.

Dina ... UK said...

Hi Babooshka,
I was going to say bring back the birch...

The zimmer gang making there way to the grand to spend a penny....the mind boggle's
with the thought...LOL :-)

Steve Buser said...

We all need a good ranting every once in a while to preserve our sanity.

Mo said...

I would expect that to happen in London but on your island. No. St the zimmerframe gang on to them, that should sort them out.

John said...

This is too bad.

angela said...

It's an island surely the police must have some idea of who did it..scumbags indeed.
I hope the new developement will be sympathetic to its surroundings.

Hyde DP said...

I could say summat but I won't - it has all already been said.

gr%$^^$"$%"£*&&%^&$%£$"^%^%%£****^%%$!!

susieofarabia said...

What a shame. I know how upset you are. Why do we have to share this beautiful world with scumbags? Why can't we just send them all off to one chosen place in the world and let them bother each other and leave us alone? So sorry to hear this...

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