Mise Tales Forty-Nine

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Plastic lighthouseNovember 04,  2014 An interesting bit of news from Valencia, Spain – a new 31 meter (102 foot) high automated lighthouse made of plastic. The future of modern lighthouses?

Aimplas assists composite lighthouse

The lighthouse consists of carbon fibre several-centimetres-thick tubular profiles support a set of fibreglass floors slabs and their bracings, which surround a central tube that leads the stairs to the upper part into the lantern room, all made with composites.

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Would you like to buy a model lighthouse made of stone? It weighs 6000 pounds (2722 kgs) and will cost you $60,000 USD, but it is a beautiful work of art. More information here.

 

 

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Bing

February 02, 2015 – I am not a fan of Microsoft’s Bing search engine, but my daughter sent me this photo today and I just had to post it. It’s labelled Cape Town waves. here’s the link to the photo without the Bing info: http://www.bing.com/az/hprichbg/rb/CapeTownWaves_EN-GB9314088076_1920x1080.jpg

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