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Friday, November 7, 2014

China opens record breaking 4,000 ft long bridge

This is a stunning bridge.  It epitomises what the Chinese are doing these days.  Michael Snyder's article emphasises their skills, dedication and determination.

This is more than an eyeopener;  it's time to wake up to what is going on in the world.

Note  that the person below is 1102 feet above the ground and is sweeping the dirt off this twenty first century
Engineering marvel with a broom that was designed centuries ago.   He has no safety line.  Blasting and  coating this steel superstructure in a couple of decades  will be an interesting  project.
Aizhai  Bridge in Hunan province is 336 m (1,102 ft.) high and  has a 1,176 m (3,858 ft.) span. It connects two  traffic tunnels in the mountains, cutting the time needed to traverse the canyon from 30 minutes to 1  minute.

Construction  took five years.  Work finished at the end of last  year, making it the world's longest and highest  suspension bridge.  A  brave worker puts the final touches on the Anzhaite  Bridge .  The  bridge, which connects to two tunnels, was built to ease  traffic. 

Drivers can take in the stunning views of the Dehang Canyon.   There is a shot of people  and traffic during the  opening  ceremony.   Vehicles  motor along a two-way, four-lane motorway.  Pedestrians walk along it on a special walkway under  the road.   


Street Art by DALeast

DALeast is a Chinese born artist that lives and works in Capetown, South Africa. The 29-year-old, who keeps his real name a secret, has been making art since he was three. His unusual paintings, which are sometimes hundreds of feet across, looks three dimensional and appears to have been created out of thousands of tiny metal shards.

DALeast showed an interest for drawing since he was two or three. When he grew up, he studied Sculpture in the Fine Art Institute in his hometown Wuhan, but dropped out in the fourth year – one year before he was supposed to complete. DALeast was disillusioned by the conservative mind sets and teaching methods. While in his first year of study, he joined a graffiti crew called JEJ, which is one of the first generation active graffiti crews in China. The teacher hated him because he would often neglect class work, instead spending his time on the streets painting walls.

Once, just before the 2008 Beijing Olympics, police broke into a house he was staying in and arrested him and his graffiti crew. They thought they were terrorists after they saw the group all night bombing and tagging.

DALeast spends six months of the year travelling and has tagged walls on nearly every continent. His works can be seen in Cape Town, Miami, New York and London's Brick Lane, as well as his native China.

The Colorful Past - BMW Museum

Looking for a car BMW's hard not to express admiration. Interesting design and impeccable quality has always been and will be hallmark of the famous German automaker. As time goes by, people's tastes are changing and, therefore, inevitable and change the car's design. At the expiration of a few decades already be hard to remember how he looked like a car. To avoid this situation, in 1972 the company Bayerische Motoren Werke was decided for the establishment of the museum BMW.

Now, visiting Munich – the capital of Bavaria, tourists rush to not only see the sculptures, fountains and traditional values, but also to touch the history of the Bavarian automaker. Ignites interest and the fact that the museum was a place near the BMW plant and central office building.

BMW Museum offers visitors the opportunity with a huge screen to try to create a dream car. Also noteworthy is the kinetic sculpture, which is a steel ball suspended from the ceiling by fishing line. When take a while, they begin to line up in the body of the car. About a thousand people annually cross the threshold of the museum, famous in addition to exhibits, and even its interesting architectural forms.

38 Museum BMW: a Colorful Past the Key to a Bright Future 47 Museum BMW: a Colorful Past the Key to a Bright Future 57 Museum BMW: a Colorful Past the Key to a Bright Future. The pride of the museum is its exhibits, including a wide variety of models of cars, motorcycles, by the way, they set aside a special room, as well as aircraft engine and different parts. Here you can meet even the famous sports car of James Bond (BMW Z3).

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