Monday, 12 May 2014
One of the things you cannot fail to notice is the amount of ongoing construction in Nairobi. There are building sites all over the city surrounded by scaffolding of various sophistication. Wooden scaffolding in the extreme:
We know the Romans built the Pantheon using wooden scaffolding and concrete. According to Wikipedia:
still stands as the largest unreinforced concrete structure in the world after more than two thousand years.
And one of my favourite Roman bridges at Vaison la-Romanie, was probably built with huge amounts of wooden scaffolding.
So why not ?
And to leave you with this:
Wednesday, 7 May 2014
Learned something new today: Tanzanite is only found in one place in the world, the Mererani Hills in Tanzania. 1000 times rarer than diamond, it changes colour under different lighting conditions. Cool
Mrs O'Toole, it's a pity your birthday isn't in December...
Image taken from here