2010-07-10

A Night on the Tiles

Imagine being at the top of Niagara Falls, a few dozen metres back from the edge - without knowing where you were. The water's going nowhere and is placid. But you can see the edge ahead sans landfall. So basically there's this swimming pool on the top of a tall building and the edge of the pool appears to coincide with the edge of the roof so that if you didn't know any better you might imagine a waterfall down the side of the building. Well you don't have to imagine it because there's a picture of it right here.
You're in the deck swimming pool of a luxury liner, about 200 metres up in the air, on the roof of the triply pedestalling 57 floor Marina Sands Bay Hotel and there are skyscrapers beneath you. It's so silly and pointless and wtfiferous and it's what you thought the future would be like.
On seeing this, WWRD? R being Raffles. Sir Thomas Stamford Bingley, that is. Does everyone think of the jewel thief before they think of the founder of Singapore? Or maybe a set of tombolas?
Here's another of Gillian's pix showing what appears to be a seriously misplaced ocean liner. Her big pic shown above - if you have not yet grasped it - is of the swimming pool on the deck of the ship on the top of those three 57 storey buildings.Gillian's pix of Singapore