Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Wednesday Wonders

I want to stay here. Lamu is an island just a couple of hundred metres off the Kenyan coast.


This one really took me a bit of studying before it made sense to me.


You may prefer nature, but what impressive things we humans can create. While it would be better to be proactive about how we interact with Mother Earth and her creatures and plants, humans seem to be ever so good at reactionary fixing up of things. Have no fear for the future of your children. Trumpet will be a weird blip in history.


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  1. Thank goodness a working comment system. Annie O'Dyne tell Google+ they're a rude word, they wouldn't let Firefox on to your comments. Thank you Andrew.
    There is no way in this world I would drive on that bridge.
    What's Followers? I just noticed that. Anyway the bridge, probably made of steel painted bamboo and it would take just one ship to bring the whole thing down.
    You realize that they have pirates up and own the east coast of Africa.Move the little shack to Melbourne and it would be lovely.

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    1. JT, Annie and I have had a personal exchange over her email comment system, with neither of knowing why it has happened.

      The bridge designers would have specified the correct strengths of what is used for the bridge but from thereon corners are cut, palms are greased, specifications downgraded. Which is why my Thai workmate will never travel on Bangkok's Sky Rail. There is going to be one god awful train disaster in China with all their new high speed trains lines.

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  2. Such Blue water on first photo. But I would be worried about snakes.
    Coffee is on

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    1. Dora, snakes? I suppose it is possible that a sea snake could rise from the water and attack.

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  3. We do create impressive things. My preference is almost always for Nature's wonders though. I suspect I would have reservations about being on that bridge too. I bet it sways in the wind as well.

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    1. EC, I should hope it does sway in the wind. Being rigid in a strong wind would be a disaster. Flexing needs to be built into buildings and bridges.

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  4. Lamu looks lovely. I wouldn't mind staying there a while, but not living there permanently. I need mountains and trees along with my ocean.

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    1. River, so you want the best of both, and I suppose you can have mountains and sea close by.

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  5. Lovely little hut but not so good in a big storm or very high tide.
    Merle............

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    1. Indeed Merle, not good in those conditions and I know nothing about Kenyan weather.

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  6. Good grief. If Trumpet is not impeached soon, he will be more than a weird blip in history. Think Pol Pot, Stalin and Enver Hoxha :(

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    1. Hels, your point is well made, but already Trumpet is backing down in so many of his grandiose statement areas.

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  7. Be nice to stay there if it was always calm, well that is how I like it.
    The bridge looks amazing.

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    1. Margaret, yes as it is in the photo. I have seen a photo of a similar house in Japan, with a pontoon boardwalk to the beach.

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  8. Ok .... Mum's been studying it but she still can't make sense of it. Could you explain it to her please. She's not very bright.
    Crikey ..... that's some bridge, aye??

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    1. Charlie, tell her the statue in second photo is lit at an angle to make it look like the figure on the wall, that is the blockout of light by the statue, makes it look the man is spreading leaves. Clear as mud, eh.

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  9. Hels wrote:

    There won't be any Lamu islands or peaceful beach scene if Thump lasts much longer. Until he is impeached (and even then) he could exterminate the world's population.

    Hels

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    1. Hels, it seems like it is a low lying island. If climate change is not seriously tackled, Lamu could indeed be history.

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  10. That statue effect is quite clever. Presumably deliberately designed?

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  11. I should think so, Victor.

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  12. That bridge is unbelievable, in its length and breadth too. I wonder how long it took to build. Amazing feat.

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