Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Spaghetti junction

The project for linking the port to the motorway is known as the "Great Triestine Road Network".
In 1988 the first stretch was opened to traffic. In a few days' time, to the joy of the environmentalists who have for years protested against any further destruction, the project will be completed.
The spaghetti junction in this photo shows just a small part of the humongous road works it has involved: bridges, link roads and tunnels have all completely destroyed our green suburbs; indeed this mass of asphalt has replaced what was, till 18 months ago, a beautiful little country road. There are just a few finishing touches to be made before the interminable traffic of articulated lorries can finally begin.
Down with nature! Long live (unrestrainable) progress!


Diederick Wijmans said...

I totally agree with you. It is horrible that "progress" destroyed and continues to destroy so much countryside. Italy should have started investing in the development of the railroad system already straight after the second world war. Cargo on railroad tracks could certainly have given an important contribution to keeping the air cleaner than it is today, and many of the colossal destructive works which have costed an unimmaginable fortune to the tax-payer, could have been avoided!! Buona settimana.

Eki said...

This is a great picture, Rob!

YOu really have the eyes for lines and geometry. Bravo!

Anonymous said...

Sad story, but great great shot!

Hilda said...

It is tough making decisions like this. I just pray that one day, there will be a way to develop distribution networks, and even residential, commercial and industrial services without destroying our environment.

tr3nta said...

Stunning photo... fun title... bravo.