VIS UNITA FORTIOR-But Still a weak Bridge
Suddenly, with no fanfare, the Chain Bridge is open again after a few months of closure for 'essential repairs'. The last we heard was that planning permission was yet to be given and then it would be several weeks work to make the bridge safe. But today, to our surprise it was open. We asked the lady at the Honey Farm whose business had been disrupted by the closure, how long the repair work had taken.
'Two hours' she said.
A couple of blokes from the Council had come and had kicked this and tapped that.
And had a cup of tea. And what next?
'Another cup of tea'
So what was the problem? 'No idea' she said.
I wonder if they had.
*Classicists will recall how to decline Vis: vis, vis, vim, wanting. wanting, vi
(Or just say 'No Thankyou')
Click on Bridge plaque and parse the sentence.
Labels: Chain Bridge, Latin