What did we do today? Well we work 7 days a week. Some days we have a lighter work load activity that the other days.
Got out of bed at 7am... 7:30am had breakfast by the pool. Changed from my wet bathing suit into a dry bathing suit +polo shirt and shoes. Walked 50 feet to our company office by 8am. Logged into Austrian company forum and began the day's Panorama Virtual Tours software forum Euorpean/ UK technical support. Lunch at 12 noon (7 pm in Austria) followed up with a pool break. Our software users are around the world so we picked up after lunch time tech support for the USA, Canada, Mexico, South American clients. Followed by a short pool break before dinner. Followed by tech support for our FAR Eastern/ Australian clients.
Same work schedule as summer... except no pool and we wear Jeans, polo shirt +socks in the winter time.
Having actually visited architectural areas: Japan, Philippines, Hong Kong China, Thailand, England, France, Spain, Germany (lived here for 3 years), Italy, Sicily, Austria, Switzerland, Netherlands, Turkey, Greece, Lebanon, Egypt, Saudi Arabia (lived and worked for 13 years), Bahrain, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, India, Sri Lanka, Kashmir, Nearly all US States including Alaska and then Canada, and Pyramid areas of Mexico.
However, we do not consider ourselves an authority on this Historic Stock Yards issue.
I think that most of the aging permanent brick and mortar structures in the Fort Worth Stock yards appear to be convincingly worth being called "historic" and might be entitled a real 'Historic District'. The remaining stock yard structures appear to only worthy of "Tourist" attractions.
Now we take a step back... only to try to understand the "historic criteria" and other folks opinions.
About 20 years ago my wife and I took an Art's appreciation class at TCU. The final class session was at a theater where a really old Russian "silent" film shown on back drop screen concurrent with the FWSO played a real time symphony music . There was also a scrolling translator 'English' subtitle board above the orchestra. The black and white silent Russian movie was about 30 minutes. For us it was a unique enjoyable event.
I am thinking Star Wars, Superman, South Pacific or Oklahoma themes.
Posted by 360texas
on 30 September 2015 - 11:46 AM
HSR, air service and the automobile compete more for travellers than elsewhere in the world. So, it is likely, that these modes of transportation shall remain largely independent of each other.
I would think that they might be shared parts of point to point travel +last mile final destination. Think of the whole travel process: the "person" taking a vacation in an overseas location.
-- uses their car to drive to the airport to catch a flight, then a local meet and greet van to get to the hotel. Usage? car, airplane, last mile public van.
-- uses their car or public van to drive to the high speed rail pickup point... then another car/van to get to their destination. Usage? car, HSR, last mile car/van
I would read your 'shall remain largely independent of each other' as largely inter-dependent of each other. In most aspects... one transport method depends on the usage of the other two methods to complete the persons needs. Best of all of would be to simplify the transportation method mix to only one. For short destinations, you guessed correctly at risk of time and money... the CAR. With longer transport time and money are factors, its necessary to add in rail, bus, van, airplane oh and yes the HSR.
I remember one of our corporate policies was to position our world wide offices within 45 minutes to 1 hour of an international airport. Yes, we do a lot of coordination travel. Telecommunications like Internet benefited us a lot in reducing transportation costs.
In the "Lake" column, mouse over and see chart about lake elevations for that reservoir. In the left most data column "Elevation" displays current lake levels. Mouse over the number and a pop up chart display the lake level trend as well as a red horizontal line indicating pool conservation level [managed lake level year round]. Alot of the lakes are currently well above the conservation pool elevation. Some lakes are discharging water downstream.
Maybe this link can find a better home in another topic group. Feel free to relocate it if needed.
This panorama is not a static flat image.. it is interactive with TV controller, rotate right, left, up, down, zoom in/out and contains embedded link to next panorama (3 total) icons.
Was not able to determine if our server delivered HTML5 tiles or Flash .swf. The web page project files are configured to deliver either depending on browsers plug-in.
Panorama image on the TV is color faithful, sharp and clear. Just like viewing on a computer monitor.
Note the browser upper tool bar shows a far right side icon for 'full screen'. I did try that option.. the browser flickered for a second.. then the toolbar disappeared for a true 'full screen' with a TV controller reverse arrow button to EXIT full screen.
Yes, that is an X-Box mounted upper left of TV screen. Its not yet connected .. next on "todo" list.
This is a good application for Realtor's and business lobby visitors display.