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Old Jul 7, 2008, 2:57 PM   #1
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I made myself a deal that I would not post any archive shots for this challenge. However, these shots are perfect for the challenge and it is not convenient for me to go back and shoot again this week.

This is the Capilano Suspension Bridge east of Vancouver, British Columbia. This is a pedestrian bridge which is quite high above the canyon floor. At least it seems very high when you are walking on it or hanging on for dear life. It moves a lot! It bounces up and down and sways from side to side. It also tilts a lot. The safest way to cross the canyon is to find another way around! If you want to cross this bridge, walk gently, staying in the center and holding on to both side cables if you can reach.





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Old Jul 7, 2008, 3:24 PM   #2
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Nice!! I would be fun to walk across it at least once for the view

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Old Jul 7, 2008, 7:22 PM   #3
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Well, Mugmar, you can walk across it and take photographs for us to see what you see. You'll never see me on that bridge!

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Old Jul 7, 2008, 7:50 PM   #4
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Cal,

Obviously not for the faint of heart. Great perspective. Acrophobia is my middle name and "Do not cross ova." is my motto.

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Old Jul 7, 2008, 8:08 PM   #5
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I was at the Capilano bridge a long time ago. When I was there Playboy was doing a shoot with a girl who was in Playboy. She came from BC. I forget her name but her measurements were 38 21 36.
Ah since we are digging into archives here is a shot of the bridge from a different perspective.
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Old Jul 7, 2008, 9:17 PM   #6
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Bynx, I like this direction much better. That walkway almost looks like there was no rail back then. I'm sure there was.

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Im sure it was the same bridge. The walls are see through so from down at the bottom they are barely visible.
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Old Jul 7, 2008, 10:49 PM   #8
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WoooHooo, Cal. I haven't been on one of those since my teens in Appalachia (Harlan County, Ky.). Back there (and then) those swinging bridges were even more frightening (less well constructed) Thanks for sharing.
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Thanks, all, for your kind comments. If I ever get back there, I want to hike down to the bottom and get the shot that Bynx posted.

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Fantastic photos, beautiful.
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