It may be “art”, but wrapping up a large structure in some material seems to be a strange human activity. Why does anyone want to cover the Arc de Triumph in Paris…and why would anyone want to observe this curiosity?
While reading an article about Sydney, in which a girl mentions riding the ferry each day to school, I thought of Boston, where I get up (actually, near Boston). Both cities grew thrived because they are excellent harbors. But, life was different around each.
Sydney lives more on the water: there are numerous ferries, water taxies, countless small boats—motorised or under sail, and large ships.
Boston seemed to have turned its back to the water and solidified life on land. I do not recall a single ferry—people drive over bridges or through tunnels, all congested. I first hear of water taxis in Sydney. Small boats tend to be found in outlying suburbs, with a few on the Charles River.
Just shows how strange human life can be. Two harbors, peopled by British settlers, developed differently over the centuries...
Prior to writing novels, the author enjoyed a multifaceted career: from decorated combat aviator to advertising professional to global communications director of a major consumer brand. He has traveled the world and met sports, film and television stars, political leaders, and royalty. He graduated from Middlebury College, is married, lives in Germany, and has two grown children.