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Old Posted Jan 13, 2009, 6:05 AM
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A few more, from tonight:

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Elevating:


Cold:



Vintage:


Descending:

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Are those your's?

Anyway, if there was ever a stairway to a cold hell...

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Old Posted Jan 13, 2009, 6:45 AM
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^The photos are mine, but the stairs do not belong to the building I live in. I hope that clears things up.
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Old Posted Jan 13, 2009, 7:00 AM
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Amazing shots. I love the lighting.
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Old Posted Jan 13, 2009, 7:13 AM
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^Thank you for the compliment. I am blessed to have such wonderful urban scenes right out my doorstep.
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Great shots Jibba.
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Old Posted Jan 14, 2009, 12:56 AM
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Some steps from the Great Wall. This section is popular with Beijingers for its unrestored sections, and lack of mass tourism as at other sites. Every year there are accidents and fatalities even with properly equipped climbers:

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Old Posted Jan 16, 2009, 4:30 PM
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From the sacred mountain of Huashan, ancient trails used by monks now besieged by millions of Chinese tourists every year:

'Cloud ladders'




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in order to reach sites like this:







Climbing the mountain is a religious or purely emotional pilgrimage for many. Tying a padlock on top and throwing away the key is a sign of unbreakable love between two people:




...of course if you're not religious, in love, or mourning- you could use the cable car too.




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Old Posted Jan 16, 2009, 8:26 PM
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^Way cool. Absolutely amazing feats of human achievement.
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fuuuuuuuuck that...
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more Huashan in posts 130-133
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Old Posted Jan 17, 2009, 12:46 AM
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A couple more of mine from around Chicago:

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having just looked at 10 pages of stairs on a friday night, i now realize i am in fact, a nerd.
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It's okayy cause stairs are a significant feature in architecture!

I love those "cloud ladders". I'd love to visit them some day.
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NOPE!!! Sorry!! I get nervous just looking at these photos.
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OMG I got vertigo just looking at those photos too. Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooo way would I go on those stairs lol.
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Some pictures I took today of some stairs at the soon-to-be-completed Aqua tower:


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Robson Square, Vancouver

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Old Posted Jan 18, 2009, 10:31 AM
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A photo I took of a staircase in Old Town Lansing that gets you on and off the Lansing River Trail at the Grand River Avenue (Robert Busbey Memorial) Bridge:

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