I'm posting these pictures for my brother and father, who are civil engineers. (Look up Givler Engineering, and you'll find their firms.) They design bridges and dams and retaining walls and things like that, so I figured they'd be interested in these photos of a high retaining wall that failed in my neighborhood. Yep, when the Givler guys get together, it's a laugh a minute.
This winter we got more rain than anybody can remember having had before, but if a Givler had designed this retaining wall, I bet it would still be standing.