…there is a (likely apocryphal) story that tells the tale of an encounter between famous novelist Ernest Hemingway and famous photographer Ansel Adams. In the story, Hemingway is purported to have praised Adams’ photographs, saying, “You take the most amazing pictures. What kind of camera do you use?”
Adams frowned and then replied, “You write the most amazing stories. What kind of typewriter do you use?”
It’s so wet that a bamboo bridge decays after 6-8 years. To avoid rebuilding it over and over, the inhabitants position rubber tree roots to grow around the bamboo.
By the time the wood rots away, the roots have taken the shape of the structure, and are sufficiently strong enough to support the weight of humans and animals.
H/t: Marginal Revolution
Lonely Planet’s “Beautiful World” (16 photos)