Friday, 11 March 2011

Day 22: A never ending wheel...

Hello everyone I am once again unable to take the pictures I wanted, due to Uni and weather! lets hope the weekend brings better luck. 
Today's pictures was a quick snapshot of the Manchester Wheel, as I was lining up my camera an aeroplane came into the picture so I madly tried to get a good pictures with the plane in the corner of the photo. It has become a habit of mine to look at planes in the sky and wish I was on them or wonder where they are going. Its strange to think where people are going, why they are going there, what are they thinking and how they feel. I think an interesting thought is that what if you were able to be someone else for a day or a small amount of time. See everything through their eyes, hear everything through their ears, feel everything through them. Just to feel a different prospective because you will never be able to do it. You can only imagine what it is like as you will always be you! I think it is why i like to play role playing games online because you can become something new and exciting! I think a good question today would be if you could be one person for a day who would it be and why? Wish me luck as tomorrow I will try my very hardest to get these photos I have been hoping for! 
Now some random facts! 
 wheel is a device that allows heavy objects to be moved easily through rotating on an axle through its centre, facilitating movement or transportation while supporting a load (mass), or performing labour in machines. Common examples found in transport applications. A wheel, together with an axle, overcomes friction by facilitating motion by rolling. In order for wheels to rotate, a moment needs to be applied to the wheel about its axis, either by way of gravity, or by application of another external force. More generally the term is also used for other circular objects that rotate or turn, such as a ship's wheelsteering wheel and flywheel
Evidence of wheeled vehicles appears from the mid 4th millennium BCE, near-simultaneously in Mesopotamia, the Northern Caucasus (Maykop culture) and Central Europe, and so the question of which culture originally invented the wheeled vehicle remains unresolved and under debate.
The earliest well-dated depiction of a wheeled vehicle (here a wagon—four wheels, two axles), is on the Bronocice pot, a ca. 3500–3350 BCE clay pot excavated in a Funnelbeaker culture settlement in southern Poland.

1 comment:

  1. Crystal Metzler12 March 2011 at 22:19

    That looks like an awesome wheel! :) if i could be someone for a day it would be my husband! So that way i can really get an idea on his perspective and see how he feels, and thinks, and why? It could be fun. Or it could be a mistake? Lol