Throughout the site there will be various web-space and presentation opportunities
for information, articles, sponsorship and advertising.
Most will be to do with the planned journey, but other items could relate to travel
subjects and life in general.
Hopefully there will be something interesting and useful for everyone in the site,
so keep popping back to have a look amongst the various pages and links.
So what sort of places and things will I be going to see?
Two of the most impressive and memorable visual experiences I have found when travelling
have been sweeping big city vistas and the architectural punctuation that skyscrapers
give to these views. The first experience of this was seeing the mid seventies waterfront
view of Toronto from Lake Ontario. As an impressionable young man at the time it
was the first ‘real’ North American experience that was not film, TV or photograph.
It was not until some twenty five years later that ultimate satisfaction was provided
by New York from the waterfront. This instance, with its vast range of visual experiences,
has been since then the standard by which all other cityscapes are judged. That is
not intended to be a negative comparison but to see how they seek to surpass each
other by ‘different’ means and methods and the LOOK!
As for the skyscrapers , well
that is a magical combination of the visual and the engineering coming together to
produce something that to mortal man does not seem possible or natural. But to some
of us this is the mystical attraction; in the science, in the ethereal tactile sensation
of travelling within it, in the ultimate experience of being at the top to see the
cityscape from the most unnatural of locations before finally taking away one of
the greatest memories and experiences in life.
So having set the bar so high, I want to see and experience some of the greatest
cities in the world - in my estimation.
There is a long list of likely skyscraper candidates, an early day set are given
here in Skyscrapers.
Copyright and reproduction issues for text and photos at this
early stage are hopefully overcome by providing web links and acknowledgements of
sources. Please notify me of any acknowledgement I may have missed and I will correct
Much more information to follow................including: Tourist /Government sites,
Skyscraper owner/occupier/operator sites,
IT/architects/manufacturing company sites,
Service/support group sites, local/community information sites and many many others