Can you believe that I went to Osaka city just to run away from the Sapporo cold... and the snow? Yes I did that this week, took a 3 day vacation and was pleased with it!
A story of relevance that that I would like to share is that of Kansai International airport (KIX), an artificial island which stands at an elevation of 5m a.s.l. and is connected to the mainland by a 3 km rail/road bridge. The artificial island that is KIX was designed by an Italian architect and was officially opened in September 1994. Three mountains were 'demolished' to create this spectacular work of engineering!
Now, that is a story worth pondering!!
|The edge of KIX, just as the plane goes for the touch-down!|