Thought for the day…” Success is when preparation meets opportunity.”
With all the problems in the world (climate change, recession, unemployment, malaria, Syria etc……) it is surprising to read that scientists in the USA in Portland University have been busy working on perfecting a coffee maker that will work in zero gravity (zero G) conditions in space. I may be missing the point here, but one, are there many people travelling in space? and two, could these same scientists have worked on something more useful?? Hopefully this ‘research’ was not paid for by taxpayers’ money.
Off to the small town of Arrowtown in New Zealand for the photo today. The town was previously a historic gold mining town once had more than 7000 residents, who were attracted by the lure of gold in the nearby Shotover and Arrow rivers. The Shotover river turned out to be one of the richest gold-bearing rivers in the world, and it is still possible today to pan for gold in it. The photo was taken late evening, when the day trippers from the nearby tourist mecca of Queenstown had returned and had left Arrowtown in peace again. A colour photo was converted to black & white, then to sepia, and the contrast was increased.
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