Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Mystifying

ttmm.gif This week, I am participating in an assignment run by The Blue Sloth, entitled Things That Mystify Me.

I am mystified by how infrastructure around the world is put in place - how drawings and blueprints become roads and railways and power lines a couple of years down the line.

I can see that massive machinery has made the task infinitely easier than in days gone by, but trying to compute how long it would take me to lay down one square metre of serviceable road makes me wonder - how on Earth did the Romans manage to build a Europe-wide network of roads?

For more insights onto things that mystify the weird and wonderful people of the worldwide interweb, follow the links below.

Blue Sloth Assignment III: Things That Mystify Me

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2 comments:

Philip said...

Thanks for the entry. I'm always fascinated by the engineering feats of ancient times as well. I'm particularly in awe of city design.

MsShad said...

Someone once explained how the Golden Gate Bridge was constructed. I still didn't get it.