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    Posted March 1, 2014 by
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    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     Hobbyist drone photographer Petr Hejl created a sentimental aerial video of his friends’ vacation home in Cape Cod before it was demolished because of ocean erosion. “The house in the video was owned by my friends, and I was fortunate to be able to use it during my visits to the Cape during last 12 years. They have owned it since mid-seventies, and it holds many nice memories,” he said.
    - zdan, CNN iReport producer

    This video features majestic aerial views of a home claimed by ocean erosion at Cape Cod, Massachusetts. This beautiful place is not much more but a giant sand dune pushed off the Atlantic coast by a glacier, and the ocean is slowly and mercilessly reclaiming bits of it back, one wave and storm at the time. Few houses and cottages are lost to this process every year, reduced to precious memories of the people who once called them home. This video is a farewell to the place I loved. Demolition began on January 15th 2014, it took almost four decades for the edge of the cliff to reach the foundation.
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