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Calum MacLeod had lived at the northern aspect of Raasay due to the fact that his start in 1911. He tended the Rona lighthouse on the very tip of his little archipelago, until eventually semi-automation in 1967 lowered his tasks. ‘So what he made up our minds to do,’ says his final neighbour, Donald MacLeod, ‘was to construct a street out of Arnish in his months off. With a highway he was hoping new generations of individuals could go back to Arnish and all of the north finish of Raasay . . .’ And so, on the age of fifty six, Calum MacLeod, the final guy left in northern Raasay, set approximately single-handedly developing the ‘impossible’ highway. it is going to turn into a romantic, quixotic enterprise, one of those sculpture; an obsessive murals so ideal in each gradient, culvert and assisting wall that its construction occupied virtually 20 years of his existence. In Calum’s highway, Roger Hutchinson recounts the intense tale of this amazing man’s devotion to his visionary undertaking.

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Calum's Road

Calum MacLeod had lived at the northern aspect of Raasay for the reason that his start in 1911. He tended the Rona lighthouse on the very tip of his little archipelago, till semi-automation in 1967 lowered his obligations. ‘So what he made up our minds to do,’ says his final neighbour, Donald MacLeod, ‘was to construct a street out of Arnish in his months off.

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A nice idea, to be sure, but two years later, these three were together again in Paris. For Henri, it was a time of many changes, above all a new position in a new city, with time now to think more intensively about new mathematical problems. Observing the marriages of relatives (including his sister, Aline) and friends stimulated his own interest in finding a partner. Around 1880, Henri made the acquaintance of Louise Poulain d’Andecy. They married on April 20, 1881, a few months before he was appointed to a position in Paris at the Sorbonne.

Henri wrote to his family that such a turn of events seemed highly improbable to him, since it would require a permanent military occupation of the hostile French population of Lorraine. He added this: What seems more probable is the Prussian annexation of Belgium and Holland. This would be very unfortunate for us, for it would double the length of the border with Germany, and it would double the German navy; it would present Germany with rich colonies, not to mention the industrial richness of Holland and the abominable military position that would arise for us.

Poincar´e liked to travel, and Louise accompanied him now and then. She had been raised in a well-known intellectual family, and knowing the special requirements of such a milieu, she provided Henri and their children a happy and safe home. Together, they visited exhibitions and concerts. Poincar´e was especially fond of symphonic music. In the Poincar´e family, as in all families, there was birth and there was death. In the year between the births of Henri and Louise’s third and fourth children, Henri’s father, L´eon Poincar´e, died, on May 21, 1892.

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