@Bob Yes, but you gotta admit that fort turned private home or hotel looks a lot better than the Spratly Paracel islands I shared with you…
Hi @Aquaponic_Dave aponic_Dave, nice to meet you. I only know you built and understand the superior strength of sttuctures with no weak links (in relation to other links), that you understand how uniform distribution of load achieves a uniformly strong structure. Looking forward to working with you.
Yes curved is sexy which is why this is probably the least admirable yacht design I’ve encountered:
@admin Wil, No man’s land Fort reminds me of Fort Boyard near Fouras / La Rochelle. I had the privilege of kayakig around it, and knowledgeable folks in that province tell me it’s tragically famous for being completed after it’s military use went obsolete (because of longer range artillery). During its construction, first suggested by the King in the 18th c., it was said it was even more difficult to build than the Pyramids. (low) Tides played a vital role in its Herculean construction, it would have been much easier if they could have just float the thing instead of making it of solid stone, but it was the 1800s.
In the 1980s the film The Adventurers portrayed it as a possible hotel, As of now I believe it’s the site of a rather exciting reality TV show but sadly no hotel.
The 1800s in that same part of the world is where and when the floating breakwater that inspired Bucky Fuller was first conceived,