Friday, November 30, 2007

Illuminated Motorways

rain - Regen - pluie ...

... surrealistic effects (NOT photoshopped)...

Did you know that the only two man-made structures
that can be clearly seen from the moon are the Great Wall of China
and the Belgian motorway system?
The Great Wall, I could have guessed
but the Belgian motorway system - what’s that all about?
The reason is that Belgium’s motorways
- part of Europe’s finest transport system -
remain, uniquely, floodlit throughout the whole night.
So, when the rest of Europe is in darkness,
Belgium’s motorways shine like a beacon towards lonely astronauts.

source: Why can't we be more like Belgium?
by David McWilliams