posted on Jul, 14 2012 @ 10:13 AM
reply to post by Hanslune
It is the application of chemical processes that is most amazing. That is a sublime sort of knowledge. Yes, Roman arches are incredible, but they are
also more concrete. Gilding is a more abstract skill.
This morning i watched a show on Discovery about indigenous peoples building tree houses. It was amazing how they just pulled raw materials together,
ad hoc and in situ, and cobbled together a rather nice, luxurious house that was a hundred or more feet up in a tree top.
Watching them make rope from vines was interesting, but I had seen that sort of thing before. What really wowed me was when the stripped bark from
trees, rolled it up, then unrolled it for a sort of carpeting. And their roofing method was highly meticulous. Had they had regular three tab
shingles, they could have put them on using the exact same methodology.
WHen their house was done, they all sat back and just took in the sight of the canopy. They all agreed that they lived in paradise.
14-7-2012 by bigfatfurrytexan because: (no reason given)