Saturday, November 14, 2009

#090-365 Fads


Here is a fad I just don;t understand, but it gives you a good idea of the size of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, The insert in the lower left show some "climbers" being escorted up the arch of the Bridge adjacent to the South Eastern Pylon, I commented that the wind must have been blowing at around 20 MPH at road level, their guide informed me that it was only 18 MPH, so I asked what speed om top? He jumped on his walky talky and laughed 43 MPH, I told them that they could have it, but noticed at least 15 such groups crawling all over the structure, like ants attached by toggle ropes. I just shook my head until I was enjoying a onderful $10 steak in a nearby drinking establishment, when a visitor from Britain came in complaining that his girlfriend had spent $A250.00 to climb the Bridge, and to me that seems as steep as the arch itself, but I guess it is just what the market will bear.

6 comments:

Lorri said...

Nice shot, Ron! There was a bridge climbing outfit nearby in Cincinnati that lasted about two seasons before closing.

Chesney said...

Can't even watch that, you wonder what they are thinking.... :)

EstherF said...

You couldn't pay me to do that climb! When I look over the side, it make me want to take a step out to see better...

lijola said...

Nice collage. I am with you on this one!

ellens365 said...

Steep in every way! I guess the view must be outstanding ...

DART said...

I'm going to do it one day...hope the novelty wears off and it's cheaper by then! lol