Author Topic: scary places


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scary places
« on: January 13, 2006 »

Old Harry Rocks in Dorset. Path with a steep drop on either side. It looks so inviting that you start to waltz out before realizing that you forgot your balancing pole.


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scary places
« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2006 »

The ring of traffic which used to guard Trafalgar Square from errant pedestrians. This particular stretch is now pedestrianized.


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and the cradle will rock
« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2006 »
Alternate title: Vertical Limit

Herewith photos from my excursion down the side of a Docklands skyscratcher in a window cleaner's cradle. The first time we achieved liftoff [pic] I couldn't go through with it and had to be set back down on the roof. 2nd attempt worked after I slumped on the floor with my eyes closed and thought nice thoughts as we eased over the edge. After awhile I found my feet, at least temporarily (see 'making a stand', below, for my companion's reaction). The floor always felt safer.

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because it's there

the carriage awaits

my chauffeur

my friend

first position

nice day for it

over the edge

(actually my first view of the cradle - I'm not yet in it)

second position

making a stand

cleaning windows