By tov617, Oct 19 2017 12:20PM

#Inktober2017 Day 16. On the official prompt list the title Fat - In this instance interpreted as Fir-trees And Typhoon. Although the trees aren't Firs they are perhaps Scots Pine but probably Maritime Pine by the look of the bark, length of the needles and overall height, hard to tell not being close up to them. On the weight related issue, the Typhoon Eurofighter has many different composite materials and light metals used in its design. The French decided to go it alone with their version of the Eurofighter early on in its inception, as a result they have an aircraft that has varients suitable for use on aircraft carriers as well as aircraft requiring runway takeoff and landing. #Inktober — at Ferry Meadows, Peterborough, UK.

By tov617, Oct 17 2017 08:32AM

#Inktober2017 Day 13. Teeming.

The UK government's attempts to extract compensation from councils and developers who had willfully destroyed valuable agricultural land during the first half of the 21st century had proved difficult to enforce; mostly due to the more pressing urgency of population management and emergency food production as sea levels continued to rise. The polar ice caps had melted much faster than expected shrinking vast areas of usable land and forcing other strategies for housing, municipal management and industrial expansion.

2080 saw the new installation of Peterborough's first fission reactor though other forms of tethered electricity generation continued for temporary power supplies as required. Peterborough by this stage had already seen the second expansion of its seawalls. Towable industrial platforms continued to be utilised in topsoil salvage and the new construction projects on the surrounding saltmarshes.

This was the view from the entrance to the old site of the Castor Hanglands National Nature Reserve in 2117, shortly before the Hanglands was ploughed up for desperately needed arable and the landfill waste processing facility built on the adjacent wetlands. #Inktober

By tov617, Oct 6 2017 09:10AM

#inktober2017 day 3 - I'm still a day behind. The prompt sheet says 'poison'. I've chosen traffic. Here's a drawing of a line of vehicles approaching the Thorpe Wood roundabout, northbound on the parkway. Most poisons in lower doses have medicinal effects, and so it is with the combustion engine and our obsession with personal transport as a symbol of our own freedom. But you can't help getting the feeling that these 'medicinal' benefits are becoming poisonous to the way we are arranging our cities in terms of reliance on personal transport and disconnected disparate settlement building, as in the case of the Great Kyne settlement, when a reliable bus service can't even be provided for Castor and Ailsworth anymore. We've lived here 20 years and have seen the massive increase in traffic on the parkways, with frequent traffic accidents reported, and having been involved in a few, it seems crazy that the speed limit it still set at 70, and has not been reduced to 50. Peterborough City Council are you listening? #inktober