Started by: priscus (inactive)

Saw just ont telly, the Garabit Viaduct in southern France, built from 1880 to 1884 by Gustave Eiffel, who later constructed the Eiffel tower. (On the programme, 'Impossible Railways')

Bridge still in use.

It did not say on the broadcast, but I recognised the bridge, and have checked on Google: it is the bridge portrayed in the film 'Cassandra Crossing', the setting then being transferred to Eastern Europe.

Started: 24th Feb 2019 at 22:33

Posted by: priscus (inactive)

Replied: 24th Feb 2019 at 23:12
Last edited by priscus: 24th Feb 2019 at 23:13:06

Posted by: peebee (628) 

Ah , it's a gay bridge then.

Replied: 25th Feb 2019 at 19:01

Posted by: priscus (inactive)

Not a bad film for mid 1970's.

Is showing again on TV (been on lots) on Thu. 28/02, though movie database does not tell me which channel.

I think it is worth watching for superb performance by Sophia Loren: shock/horror face as she watches .......

I'll not complete above sentence, just in case anyone is going to view film for the first time!

[Edit] showing 9-00pm on Talking Pictures TV, which is Freeview 81. on Thu 28th.

(A lot of discontinuity errors in his film!)

Replied: 25th Feb 2019 at 20:50
Last edited by priscus: 27th Feb 2019 at 14:37:45

Posted by: priscus (inactive)

Just in case anyone is interested......

The concept of Cassandra

Cassandra, also known as Alexandra

Origins in Greek mythology. Cassandra was a daughter of Priam, the King of Troy. Struck by her beauty, Apollo provided her with the gift of prophecy, but when Cassandra refused Apollo's romantic advances, he placed a curse ensuring that nobody would believe her warnings.

After the sack of Troy Cassandra was awarded to the Greek commander Agamemnon as his concubine, but on their return to Mycenae she was murdered by his wife Clytemnestra. 

So term is employed to refer to one who issues warnings, and they are ignored, but prove to be correct.

I recall a UK journalist employed the nom de plume 'Cassandra', although I think time was to reveal this person as more "The Boy Who Cried Wolf"!

Replied: 27th Feb 2019 at 14:41
Last edited by priscus: 27th Feb 2019 at 14:56:54

Posted by: mindar (1334)

Cassandra married Rodney didn't she. I had to google that.

Replied: 28th Feb 2019 at 15:30

Posted by: priscus (inactive)


Think we have had posted in the past, her rendition of 'Crying'.

worth a repeat

Replied: 28th Feb 2019 at 15:35
Last edited by priscus: 28th Feb 2019 at 15:42:53

Posted by: tonker (25468) 

I've seen it on my way down to Spain, when we used to go via Perpignan and Barcelona. Further down from that, on a different road, is the Millou Viaduct, another famous one!

Replied: 1st Mar 2019 at 18:05

Posted by: tony j (775) 

millau viaduct tonker, get it reet

Replied: 4th Mar 2019 at 11:51


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