According to their hype, this particular building at 331 meters tall is about the 77/8th tallest building in the world. Of course, there is a website. The three of us went there for breakfast and to give me a chance to admire the views. 

With the man made canals, the views of the ocean, beaches and some of the strangest buildings… really, this area reminds me of some of the other “next to the ocean” cities where there is a cluster of high rises facing the ocean overwhelming the view whereas you go back a few blocks and there are regular looking single family dwellings. Perhaps the idea of all the high rises bother me because I happen to live in earthquake country? Respect to all the engineers  – but really – would you want to be on the X floor when the big one hits? Never mind… It was a lovely morning complete with the breakfast buffet and the rest of the day I spent doing some of the essentials (laundry, sorting, some stitching).

And no, I am not going to return to climb The Point…

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About Holly

fiber person - knitter, spinner, weaver who spent 33 years being a military officer to fund the above. And home. And family. Sewing and quilting projects are also in the stash. After living again in Heidelberg after retiring (finally) from the U.S. Army May 2011, we moved to the US ~ Dec 2015. Something about being over 65 and access to health care. It also might have had to do with finding a buyer for our house. Allegedly this will provide me a home base in the same country as our four adult children, all of whom I adore, so that I can drive them totally insane. Considerations of time to knit down the stash…(right, and if you believe that…) and spin and .... There is now actually enough time to do a bit of consulting, editing. Even more amazing - we have only one household again. As long as everyone understands that I still, 40 years into our marriage, don't do kitchens or bathrooms. For that matter, not being a golden retriever, I don't do slippers or newspapers either. I don’t miss either the military or full-time clinical practice. Limiting my public health/travel med/consulting and lecturing to “when I feel like it” has let me happily spend my pension cruising, stash enhancing (oops), arguing with the DH about where we are going to travel next and book buying. Life is good!
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2 Responses to Skypoint

  1. AlisonH says:

    I don’t get it. Not just earthquakes: Florida taught us what saltwater in the water table and proximity to the ocean can do to the foundation of a tall building.

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