Friday, December 12, 2014

Perplexed in Paddington

 What is this thing called, love?


Is it a wheel like sculpture? When we exited from the wrong end of Paddington Station and became slightly confused, I saw the 'sculpture'. Ok, while I've showed you the Rolling Bridge in Paddington Basin before, there is a better video now. The bridge raises to allow boats access to a mooring area and operates for tourists one day a week.


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  1. That's neat I like one in my garden but I don't think it will fit.
    Merle...............

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    1. Merle, you can have, but you need a creek first.

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  2. Andrew, Wow great post and a fantastic bridge, I love it very much . Thanks a lot..

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    1. Gosia, you will be in London again next year. Go and have a look.

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    2. Andrew, I am going to do it..

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  3. Wow. I love the way it unfurls - like a water lily opening in slow motion.

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    1. EC, quite graceful, isn't it.

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  4. That's a fabulous idea! I love it!

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    1. River, sometimes it good to spend public money on things that aren't essential but benefit the soul. Oh, that sounds very wanky.

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    2. Andrew:
      (1) I doubt it was public money - this looks like a privately funded development.
      (2) I'm mystified what boats would be passing over the ledge just next to the bridge that the bird in the video is standing on.
      (3) What is this thing called love indeed?

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    3. Marcellous, where did I say it was public money? What birds? I missed that. I did do a little net research but as my profile says, check the details yourself. Who said anything about boats going over ledges. Oh, this is all going so wrong. Once you work out what love is, then you can tell me and we shall see if our views match.

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  5. That is very different and what a great idea.

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    1. WA, I was so stressed at the time as we were kind of lost, but then I saw the bridge. But I remained stressed as we were slightly lost.

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  6. I have to say that is pretty darned fabulous Andrew. I think Perth should have one.. bigger of course :)

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    1. The Swan Rolling Bridge, Grace. Sounds good.

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  7. Forget the capital cities having their own - I want one for ME!

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    1. Wouldn't it be nice to have a creek in your garden and unroll the bridge for your guests to walk across.

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