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Old Aug 22, 2008, 3:11 PM   #1
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Cable cars are definitely one of my favorite things. Rio, Brazil; Banff, Alberta CA; Gatlinburg, TN. The bigger the better.
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Old Aug 23, 2008, 4:35 AM   #2
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Hi Bill!

Wow, amazing perspective and view!! Which one was this (Rio?)

I love cable cars too. The most amazing ones I've been on have been in Switzerland and Romania.

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Nice perspective, Bill.

Cable cars are fasinating. I was on one in Swizerland one time and the wind picked up so much the almost had to come to a stop the car was swaying so much. Not a lot of fun

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Old Aug 23, 2008, 6:40 PM   #4
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Thanks. This one is from the top of Sugar Loaf in Rio, looking down to a half-way station on the smaller mountain. It's a beautiful place.
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When I first looked at this, I thought it was Hong Kong harbor. However, it's been a long time since I was there (it was still a British colony!) and I'm sure it's changed a lot.

Your photo is superb.

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Thanks a lot Cal. I've never been to Hong Kong. I'd love to see it, maybe someday.

Here's the same view from the car on the way down. That's Copacabana Beach far left and the world famous O Cristo Redentor statue at top, right of center.
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Old Aug 24, 2008, 5:49 PM   #7
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Standing 120 feet tall, it's quite impressive.
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I'll ride the cable cars that stay on the ground. This view is beautiful, but I'm afraid I'd be sitting on the floor trying not to look out.

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On my recent holiday, with a modified foot, I chose to cheat by every means possible. We used the 'Nevis Range' gondola near Fort William, the Glencoe chairlift, and the road to Glen Lyon to get me up the big hills with a minimum of effort. There's now a railway (formerly a chairlift) to the top of Cairn Gorm (one of the top 7 in Scotland), but they won't let you out at the top, on environmental grounds, so you have to start on foot 2000 feet lower to get right to the top. I'll do it soon.

So I too ama cable-car enthusiast, right now!
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