Sunday, 6 October 2013


Update with clarification:  This post was originally written in April 2010. I have amended it and the post, it was pointed out to me, is now appearing as a post of October 2013, i.e. 3 years after the event described.

Today we were very much looking forward to this gentleman - Michael Virlogeux - visiting with his wife. He was to give 2 lectures organised by EISIS (The Institution of Engineers and Shipbuilders in Scotland) as noted here. But the volcano in Iceland started spewing ash and ... after an hour by hour watch and wait ... the lecture had to be canceled as Monsieur Virlogeux was stuck in Paris at the airport unable to fly to Glasgow.

A structural engineer of over 100 bridges this bridge is one he designed and one that everyone finds stunningly beautiful!

This is the Millau Bridge in the south of France. Built in 2004 it is a viaduct spanning across the Tarn Valley."The engineering feat has drawn rapturous praise for its elegant lines, which allow it to blend seamlessly into the surrounding region famed for its gorges, medieval villages and Roquefort cheese." — Denis Thomas and Joelle Diderich, Reuters

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Hopefully another trip will be planned and that the forces of nature do not impede the plans!

Map: from Paris-World Guides

Photos: from

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