Apropos of really nothing … it’s not very often that you can guess what, precisely, will become of your recycling. But if you are a resident of Seoul, and your apartment was recently demolished, then I can give you some assurance that it has made its way into the grip of one of these grapples, and will soon be somebody’s shiny new Hyundai. Yes, Hyundai – and that’s all I’m saying right now.
It’s been that kind of week, really, and I am – to quote the poet – porous with travel fever. Still, with little time and energy, I managed to enjoy Saturday’s Telegraph report on the – well, the headline said it all, really: “Copenhagen climate summit: 1,200 limos, 140 private planes and caviar wedges.” No offense to anybody, but with that kind of track record I’m all but certain that the folks running the Seoul-area scrap grapple cranes are having a greener impact – though surely not enjoying such fine hotel accommodations.