Thought for the day…” The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination” (Albert Einstein).
“It is fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure” (Bill Gates)
SCAFFOLDING is a great word if you are playing Scrabble. Over 150 million games are estimated to have been sold in over 121 countries, and it is produced in more than 29 different languages. It was originally called ‘Lexico’. Interestingly, Malaysian Scrabble contains 19 letter ‘A’s. The record score for a single word is 392, for the word ‘caziques’, whilst the highest score in a game stands at 1049 points. And on the subject of scaffolding, here is a photo of some African wood scaffolding.
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Thought for the day…” Remember, when money talks it drowns out all other voices.”
Staying in Scandinavia for the photo,but to the Finnish capital of Helsinki. Helsinki has some interesting architecture, including some Russian style buildings (indeed parts of the city have been used as a stand-in for film scenes set in Russia). There are said to be 187 888 lakes in Finland and also 179, 584 islands. Also unusual is that YLE, the Finnish broadcasting company, sends news in the Latin language. Finland is the least sparsely populated country in the European Union, with only 16 inhabitants per square kilometre.
Thought for the day…” It is better to look ahead and prepare than to look back and regret.”
South Sweden for the photo today and one of the landmarks of the city of Malmo, the Turning Torso building. 54 floors and 190m high and the tallest skyscraper in the Nordic countries. It also has 147 luxury apartments. As a comparison, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai is 828m high and 162 floors. Sadly, the Turning Torso building is normally closed to the public, although it would certainly give great views from the top.