Skelleftehamn, 04th Feb. 2001
Kind attn. : «The Globe» Editors
IS AN SURVEYOR THE GLOBETROTTER ?
The Globe in Surveyor’s pocket
We have been going together in first school classes,
A good friend of mine has these days
The whole Europe under his wheels !
Aren’t Long vehicle drivers proud when related as Globetrotters ?!
But… doesn’t this honoreed name still more belongs to Seamen
Over three quarters of the globe’s waters ?
Or to these who navigate in thousands of Air boats ?
Aren’t these both fellow-beings of off-land travelers, meriting to be honored as Globetrotters ?! …
Is it than humbug an Surveyor’s story ? …
Do you remember slogan, reading of which I was always enjoying when walking through Prague’s Airport :
THE ART TO BE LOCAL EVERYWHERE (!)
How it wouldn’t enter in my mind ?! How it couldn’t become a part of my Surveyor’s life ?!
Yes, to whom reallay it was given such opportunity for ART TO BE LOCAL… ? Isn’t it Surveyor’s life intruding … EVERYWHERE … ! (?)
But here comes an fear , an awing that our GLOBE editors wouldn’t have enough space… not even to string up places from every part of the Globe,where A.S.A.’s Surveyor has enjoyed his days, … months, … years …
Isn’t it an real huddling of all around the Globe places … in “ three bags full “ :
PORTO VESME, GHAZAOUET, HANAU, BOURGAS, PIRDOP, KALININGRAD, ST. PETERSBURG, GENOVA, CHEREPOVETZ, CONSTANTZA, KROMPAHI, LIVORNO, BAIA MARE, FRYDEK-MISTEK, MILANO, TULCEA, NORDENHAM, FORNACI DI BARGA, ARNOLDSTEIN, PORTO MARGHERA, ST.MARTIN, BREMEN, TRIESTE, KAPFENBERG, LA SPEZIA, LÜNEN, TARANTO, KOMARNO, ESSEN, NAPOLI, SZEHESFEHERVAR, VARNA, ALZENAU, MONFALCONE, BUDAPEST, PORTO NOGARO, SHANGHAI, NANTONG, NINGBO, DALIAN, JINZHOU, HULUDAO, JERSEY CITY, DARROW, RUNCORN, DRONFIELD, PROVIDENCE RI, BOSTON MASS., RIJEKA, …
…. SKELLEFTEHAMN …
the last, but not at least… since, there is also the next … ! …
Small remark on disorder in order of places , countries, towns, cities … The same was supported by the very, virtual, Surveyor’s life ! …
You don’t worry . The Surveyor’s story is never humdrum …
If all these or many, out of strung places of this world, are well known to You, – has it happened from the game of chance ?
No, my dear Colleague ! Surveying Company Has taken care of it ! And of full expenses (!) that we could have Visiting all of places … of always rising orbit !
And isn’t it f a s c i n a t i n g :
We have been living there, in each of them,
Longer than any Long vehicle man !
Longer than any Seaman !
Longer than any Air-craft man !
Longer than offer any Tourist’s prize !
Hasn’t the ART TO BE LOCAL EVERYWHERE
Become the real Surveyor’s full style ?!
Have you walked on Nanjing road in Shanghai ?
Or perhaps, you have tested snakes in Nantong ? Or… snails ?
Have you been lucky enough to join Festa del Ricci at Porto Vesme: Enjoying fresh sea-urchins ?
Yes ! … but not only once ! …
Have you noticed something humbling in that Surveyor’s Story ?
Dancing with hundreds of Chinese on the central square in Dalian, Evening by evening , even thought a little bit it was surprising for very Zhang Yimin, is it anymore surprising you ? …
Ivan from Croatia (?)
… Ooh !, sorry, from Sweden …
… hmmm ? … yet much better ? … from – everywhere !