The murmur of the suitcase wheels revolving is punctuated by clacking as they fall in between dips in the tiles. The sound is not dissimilar to that of a train, but differs in he fit and starts of sporadic movement as each traveler drags their case across the terminal floor. Gaggles of people waddle from the Heathrow connect train to the lifts and wait to be taken to departures in hope of not embarking on long tedious queues at the bad drop of their airline. Each passenger looking disheartened if it is their airline that has fallen foul of the delays.
Click to embiggen. At UMass-Amherst, I recall a professor (a one Mr. Dr. Jack Ahern) showing us Massachusetts was deforested not once or twice, but four times in its near 400 year history. Now it’s one of the most forested states (yep!).
Amazing photos of vintage logging industry in the Redwood Forests of California via U of C
Any image of deforestation is synonymous with the construction of contemporary metropolises. What’s most profound about the industrial moguls of the 19th century is that even though they were fierce in the utilization of natural resources that led to a catastrophic decline, they recognized the need for conservation practices and restorative developments.
The Pinchots, millionaires from the wallpaper industry, pushed their son Gifford into forestry. What started as an investment in an industry led to conservation of natural resources, support for academic programs, and further development of infrastructure in the United States. The US Forest Service gave us telephone poles, railroad ties, land for grazing livestock, and timber to fuel construction for modern life.
Yes, it is a tragedy that natural history was destroyed by old logging practices. But we’re lucky enough to be living in an age where more people are understanding the limitations of our landscape. The thing we need to work on now is our frivolous consumption (ie: disposable goods).
Pretty cool photo and story behind it.
This animation is almost addictive to watch.
|—||Maddie Y, middleclasshandbook.co.uk|
Not much of a summer we’re having. Rather cloudy with showers, and also some longer spells of rain, especially in the east at first. So might as well look good in the wet.
Masterpiece London was launched in June 2010 to global acclaim and was held at the former Chelsea Barracks. 118 exhibitors participated in the first fair and there were over 18,000 visitors to the inaugural event. I think this outfit would be ideal for visiting the fair. A masterpiece in it’s own right I think you’ll agree.
Unfortunately I am not. Instead I am stuck hopping round my house having injured both feet. Maybe next year.
Poor doggy :-(