Thinking Outside of the Box – What if ???

Always thinking outside of the box someone came up with the following ideas I thought were pretty clever…..flagranny2 


A Few of the Most Beautiful Things in the World

We all know the saying “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder” when I came across an article that included the following in a class called “Most Beautiful” I found them interesting enough to share. 

One of the most beautiful houses in the world is in Barcelona, Spain

owned by the famous footballer, Ronaldhino

One of the most beautiful waterfalls in the world is
Niagara Falls in the U..S. and Canada

One of the most beautiful bridges in the world is in Japan ..

One of the most beautiful horses in the world is the Arabian

The most beautiful eyes in the world
belong to this little girl from Afghanistan

One of the most beautiful cities in the world is Vancouver, Canada

One of the most beautiful little girls in the world is Fatima from Morocco

Uncommon Churches

[This post is a result of another email I received and felt it was worth sharing. Enjoy!!…..flagranny2]

For more uncommon churches click here

Whitney Houston, Superstar of Records, Films, Dies

[We have lost a legend, prayers go out to her familyflagranny2]

Whitney Houston, who ruled as pop music’s queen until her majestic voice and regal image were ravaged by drug use, erratic behavior and a tumultuous marriage to singer Bobby Brown, has died. She was 48.

Click here for more info

An Industrial Strength House in Pittsburgh

[At least they don’t have to worry about peeping toms  :)…flagranny2]

WHEN Bob Zielinski, a former marine who owns a glass manufacturing company here, and his wife, Kim, showed contractors plans for the house they wanted to build — a 53-foot-long glass-and-steel wedge cantilevered over their factory contractors said it couldn’t be done.

They said “You’d have to get guys who build bridges and do highway work to create the support system for something like that”

 

 

The Moses bridge in Netherlands

[While on the subject of bridges I received an email the other day about this “moses bridge (sunken pedestrian bridge”) and found it so interesting I wanted to share it….flagranny2]

This incredible “sunken” bridge located in the Netherlands is giving visitors a unique way to access a beautiful 17th Century Dutch fort. Designed by RO&AD Architects, the Moses Bridge parts the waters allowing pedestrians to pass through. The bridge is made from sustainable Accsys Technologies Accoya wood, which is both FSC and PEFC certified.

A series of moats and fortresses were built over the West Brabant Water Line region of the Netherlands during the 17th century in order to provide protection from invasion by France and Spain. Fort de Roovere was surrounded with a shallow moat that was too deep to march across and too shallow for boats.  In turn the earthen fort had remained protected –until now.

From afar the Moses Bridge is invisible. The flow of the moat appears continuous as the water level remains the same.  Water passes under and around the bridge via a piping system. The bridge and its components have been made from sustainable hardwood, Accoya wood. It is also treated with a nontoxic coating protecting it from fungal decay and increasing its durability — an ideal material for a sunken bridge.

Read more with more images…Invisible bridge

A Bridge Built to Sway When the Earth Shakes

[This engineering feat is schedule to open sometime in 2013.  After opening, the existing bridge will be torn down.  Be sure to click on the interactive link below, very interesting……flagranny2]

 

SAN FRANCISCO — Venture deep inside the new skyway of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, and it becomes clear that the bridge’s engineers have planned for the long term.

“We wanted to make this bridge flexible so that when the earthquake comes in, the flexibility of the system is such that it basically rides the earthquake,” said its lead designer, Marwan Nader, a vice president at the engineering firm T. Y. Lin International.