The Nineteenth Century, in the midst of the Industrial Revolution, created some of the most iconic and innovative bridges of Western Civilization. While St. Louis pioneered the use of structural steel tubing in the construction of the Eads Bridge, in… Continue Reading
The last of St. Louis’s gasometers is being torn down. That’s a shame, but I did spot one still standing off in the distance in Edinburgh.
I was told I should visit more European cemeteries, so when I had a chance two weeks ago in Edinburgh, I took it. The mausolea in Edinburgh are fascinating; they do not have roofs like in America, and the graves… Continue Reading
I was in Edinburgh, Scotland, for business a couple of weekends ago, and I was impressed with the urban density of the central city. They are in the process of installing a streetcar system, so many of the major streets… Continue Reading