Tuesday, 1 September 2009

Out of the Ashes

A friend e-mailed me these recently. The USS New York, with tons of recycled steel from the World Trade Centre used to make her bow section. That's the spirit of America I know and respect.

6 comments:

Blue Eyes said...

There is something reassuringly macho about war ships, very muscularly shaped things. And I also love the Americans' defiance in the face of that disaster. Recycling the steel to form part of their defence is very clever.

I like America and the Americans.

Dave Pie-n-Mash said...

What a great looking ship too. It looks like a cruiseliner in a weird way... and it looks like it belongs in a Thunderbirds episode you just posted about

powdergirl said...

Yup, another fan of the the spirited Americans here : )

Hogday said...

When wound up and sent off in the right direction, our US cousins can do great things. Once upon a time, Britain, although small in stature,used to have a `Rolls Royce` diplomacy on the world stage. These days I don't think we could get £2k scrappage allowance for it against a new Mini.

Blue Eyes said...

We have sold our pride, principles and reputation for a few oil contracts and a bit of realpolitik.

Conan the Librarian™ said...

Now that is REAL irony.