Friday, January 18, 2008
TRACEEEE TO CITY: DROP DEAD
No one in Melbourne cares ...
Melburnians have never valued the bay as an asset. Still don’t. Because, in the end, Melbourne is a port city and port cities aren’t about aesthetics. They’re about business and infrastructure and Melburnians — in their silent complicity in backing this project — have turned back the clock 100 years. Forget about Melbourne being a dynamic, forward-looking aesthetic city rich in culture. It’s a fantasy. It’s a big, ugly, smelly port that is about to get bigger, uglier and smellier.
Britain’s own underwater “Atlantis” could be revealed for the first time with hi-tech underwater cameras.
Marine archaeologist Stuart Bacon and Professor David Sear, of the University of Southampton, will explore the lost city of Dunwich, off the Suffolk coast.
Dunwich gradually disappeared into the sea because of coastal erosion.
That was back in the 13th century. Notably, Dunwich never ratified the Kyoto Protocol.