I remember as a boy getting several "Wonder Books for Boys" for birthdays, and in one of them was the story of the famous bridge over the Firth of Forth in Scotland, and how it took so long to paint that the poor painters had to go back to the beginning and start painting all over again once they had reached the other end. For some reason this story so impressed me that I have been recalling it ever since. Now for an update. The 2.4Km long structure is still doing well even though it was completed way back in 1890, but the powers that be have invented a new paint they hope will last 25 years; they will still need 214,000 litres of it, but the painters will be out of a job once they finish in a couple of years!
I suppose I must be a futurist or something because futuristic news always excites me!.....e.g:-
Two more notes. 1 Maybe laser beams will take over from wireless in future communication technology as they are 100 times faster. Just imagine being able to use a computer without having to wait!
|Our Decorated Lunch.( Not Air Canada but Athens Creek.) It was Borscht actually...|
Photo by Adam from his Blackberry.
|Hanne's lovely bouquet from our walk|
|Folk and their Pets; someone we met in Linden Gardens|
|What is going on down there?|
|Adam and Elise relaxing with Iced Tea at Linden Gardens|