Weirdness blogger deputy dog doesn’t do capital letters, but on the plus side collects strange structures and circumstances. His latest weirdness is Funchal Airport, in Madeira, which is mostly not on the ground, but up in the air on pillars. Lots of pillars. It was on the ground, but was too short for comfort, and this was how they made it longer, apparently. Underneath, there’s a big car park, which makes sense.
DD has photos of this, but the best photo of it that I found was this, on Flickr:
Whenever you find an interesting object, it’s worth looking for it on Flickr, I find.
This elaborate contraption - which looks rather like an aircraft carrier, I think – illustrates what an economic impact aviation can have on a region. This is the trouble they are prepared to go to just to have airplanes serving them satisfactorily. See also: Heathrow.