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Watched Full circle this evening. by Fish on 6 March 2004 2:12am
 
I finally got to see Full Circle again today on VHS. I borrowed it from a freind. I was quite surprised as to how much i had forgotten about it since I saw it on BBC1 when it was first braodcast (what year was it, 1997/8?). I really like the way it is a slower paced series, although some of the gaps between countries and how the days jump from 5 to 22 very quickly did leave me wondering how or what they had done in that time. I have only watched the first episode so far, but I'm sure f it continues to be as good then I will surely enjoy the series.
 
Re: Watched Full circle this evening. by Izot on 6 March 2004 2:32am
 
Full Circle was my first Michael Palin experience after Monty Python, so that one (and Sahara, but only because I own the DVD) is my favourite series. I've read the P2P book at least twice, too...

Just think, that construction stuff (can't remember what it is) along the river in China will be finished soon...
 
Re: Watched Full circle this evening. by Godfather on 7 March 2004 1:01am
 
>>>>>>Just think, that construction stuff (can't remember what it is) along the river in China will be finished soon...

Are your referring to the gorges, Izot?. If so, then it's all complete and it's over now. In the end, they completed the project waaaay ahead of schedule. So far ahead of schedule infact, that up to date guidebooks were still apparently advising people to go the area before construction finished in a couple of "years" time. If somebody had gone last year with the intention of seeing them, they would have quite a shock when they arrived.hehehe.
 
Re: Watched Full circle this evening. by Izot on 7 March 2004 1:30am
 
Yep, that's what I was referring to, too bad they had to destroy all that countryside, it looked really nice. Now I would imagine it's all water and concrete. :(

Three cheers for Michael and the crew for capturing what isn't there any more. Preserving history, as it were. A modern-day Atlantis...
 
Re: Watched Full circle this evening. by Godfather on 7 March 2004 2:34pm
 

Yeah. But i guess it's progress and development. Afterall,we in our countries have done things like that too. It's bound to happen sooner or later. China as a whole,is moving daaaaamn fast in construction. At the end of last year, i was staying in a friends house in a suburb of Beijing. A university quarter. All around his little flat,were multiple big high rises being built. Cranes everywhere. From 5:00am to 11:pm, flashes from the welding guns and the clang of metal could be seen and heard if you walked out into the back alleys. I should of taken a kind of timelapse set of photos during my time there, because i was with him for about 6 weeks. Around the time of me leaving, several of these high rises were on the verge of completion. In the nearby little eateries, teams of brickies would come in and get drunk, smoke like chimneys, and make a mess when eating. China is rising up to the sky faster than anywhere else on Earth. Being a construction worker there, means you will have work for the rest of your life. China is one huge construction site thesedays.
 
Re: Watched Full circle this evening. by Izot on 8 March 2004 5:37am
 
True, which is probably cause for some concern. It doesn't seem like there are any real building controls there if there's building going on all the time. That's a real shame. I'm studying impacts of tourism in my Tourism course, and the points highlighted above seem to be all impacts of whatever it may be, not necessarily tourism.

I think we've hijacked this thread. *sniggers* Sorry!
 



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