Thought for the day…’ Life was much easier when Apple and Blackberry were just fruits”.
“Every day may not be good, but there is something good in every day”.
The world gets more crazy. Apparently, the Brightwater Wastewater Treatment centre (which is called a sewage works to you and me), near Seattle, USA is now promoting itself as the perfect place for weddings. Advertising on its Facebook page, it lists the things that it can offer for your perfect wedding….lots of parking, dance floor and full catering. Renting the sewage works costs USD 2000 for 8 hours. Apparently, there is no smell.
A photo from the Finnish capital of Helsinki for the photo today. It started as a colour photo, but was then converted to black and white and then finally to Sepia, to give it an old look. On the skyline is the Lutheran cathedaral, and below that on the left is the Helsinki town hall. Much of the centre of Helsinki Iincluding the Lutheran Cathedral) was designed by the German architect, Engel and has a Russian style. Indeed, parts of Helsinki look so much like Russia that in the 1970s and 1980s it was used as a copy of Russia when making films. With faster trains to Russia now, then there are many more Russian visitors, as well as day trippers from Sweden who arrive on the overnight ferries.
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Thought for the day…” Your time is limited but your imagination is not”
” If you do not fight for what you want then do not cry for what you lost”.
Did you know that, with an average height of 1.8m above sea level, that the Maldives are the nation most likely to disappear when sea levels rise? And did you know that the Falkland Islands have around 350 sheep for every person, or that Canada is the country in the world with the most lakes? The least densely populated country in the world is Mongolia, whereas Hong Kong is the most densely populated. And did you know that Saudi Arabia has no rivers? Or that the country Monaco is actually smaller than Central Park in New York. And in Papua New Guinea, an estimated 820 different languages are spoken. And finally, did you know that the world’s fastest train ride is from Shanghai city to Pudong airport, where the magnetic train travels at 430km/h.
The photo today shows the Lutheran Cathedral in the centre of Helsinki, Finland, with some spring sunshine.
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Thought for the day….” Life is like a multiple choice question, sometimes the choices confuse you, not the question itself.”
Before Google launched Gmail, “G-Mail” was the name of a free email service Garfield‘s website offered to fans of the lasagna-loving cat. And did you know that human arms have 32 bones each, while human legs only have 30. And also did you know that the name for “piggy banks” comes from the use of family money jars in the Middle Ages made from a type of clay called pygg.
A photo from the Latvian capital of Riga today, and the Russian Orthodox church in the city centre. Not a large country, with a population of around 2.3 million people, although it has been fought over many times (including by the Germans, Swedes, Russians and in parts, by Lithuanians). Suprisingly, it has a high suicide rate, (8th highest in the world).
Happy not to be working at the Quality Spa Resort, Norefjell, and not missing the managers there.