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    Default Cool photos from high places

    (No, not that kind of high place - put down the bong...)














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    As a vertigo sufferer, just looking at the photos makes me queasy enough.

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    I look at photos like those and my first reaction is, "Ooooh! I wanna go there, too!" However, my wife feels like you do, so she keeps me in check.
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    Quote Originally Posted by birlinn View Post
    As a vertigo sufferer, just looking at the photos makes me queasy enough.
    Right there with you. It's enough to make one lose his yarbles.

    What are you doing about it?




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    i get panic attacks just looking at that crap. GET DOWN ALREADY. what's wrong with you?!

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    Nothin' wrong with me; I just like adrenaline rushes.


















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    this why why i hate heights

    The Urge to Jump
    ....So if you have no particular suicidal tendencies, why might you feel the urge to jump when presented with a sheer cliff edge? What might cause this 'high-place phenomenon' as it's called by the Florida State University psychology department?
    Well in fact it's not to do with any desire to fall, but rather the effect of 'cognitive dissonance'. Cognitive dissonance is what happens when our brain is getting conflicting signals and so tries to come up with a 'solution' resulting in some rather odd effects. Cognitive dissonance is similar to what happens when you look at certain optical illusions – the brain can't work out what it is seeing, and so tries to come up with a satisfactory interpretation to help you make sense of the situation (which is after all the main role of our brain).
    When you look over the edge of a cliff, this cognitive dissonance is caused by the fact that you tend to feel dizzy and to get a sense of vertigo. You feel slightly off balance and your body seeks to 'right itself' and yet your brain gets confused as there's no immediate danger or apparent threat. You aren't falling and in fact you're probably not close enough to the edge in order to be likely to fall… so why is your body correcting itself and sending all those signals?
    You need to correct yourself, you expect to fall, and yet you're not in any danger of falling. So what's going on? Your brain makes the only possible conclusion that it can: you must want to jump. What you feel is simply the result of miscommunication in your brain and is actually, confusingly, triggered initially by the desire not to fall. Sometimes the brain will interpret this a different way too – as your being pushed – and so sometimes we hallucinate that we're being pushed from behind.

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    All the nope, and then some.

    What are you doing about it?




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    I'll wait in a bar while you go and do those things.
    Enjoy a good rum on the rocks at sunset.

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    ^ I'm with you there, RP. I am not comfortable with heights - so guess who got roped in to an elementary school field trip to the top of a 75 story building with 40 active 3rd graders ? - it could drive you to drink, I tell you



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    I get sick just looking at the pictures.

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    No......I enjoy the views from high mountains etc but no way would I ever go anywhere near the edge.
    I love flying however and high views from planes don't worry me at all.
    I once thought I was wrong, but I was wrong, I wasn't wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by birlinn View Post
    as a vertigo sufferer, just looking at the photos makes me queasy enough.
    indeed!

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    Mount Maxwell, Salt Spring Island, BC


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    A selfie, among the bomb craters. Gotta be careful in there.... lots of UXO



    I like this one... part of a short clip I took that's in a forthcoming Netflix documentary. We were going to jail if we got busted taking this.... and the place has numerous soldiers stationed there

    "Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome and charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime" Mark Twain... so... Carpe the living sh!t out of the Diem

    I'd rather look back at my life and say "I can't believe I did that" instead of being there saying "I wish I'd done that"

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    First post in #6 reminds me...

    I used to work in the surveying / remote sensing business and worked with a lot of stereo aerial photos. Because the separation is far more than the average 60mm of a human's eyeballs, the parallax and therefore apparent height of objects is vastly exaggerated. Mostly this didn't matter, but looking at Hong Kong's skyscrapers through a stereoscope was enough to induce vertigo.
    'When I leave I don't know what I'm hoping to find. When I leave I don't know what I'm leaving behind...'

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    In Stilettos, no less. ( Faith Dickey- "That Slackline Girl")


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    I've always been pretty good in high places but I really want something to touch that's grounded/immobile. I don't need a grip, just a tactile reminder that I'm still on the ground and not falling already. But what's really weird for me is standing at the base of a very tall wall. That situation gives me the willies. I remember once being at the base of a small arch dam... I got away quick.

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    This came to mind...


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    Hope the voyage is a long one.
    May there be many a summer morning when,
    with what pleasure, what joy,
    you come into harbors seen for the first time...

    Ithaka, by Cavafy
    (Keeley - Sherrard translation)

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    The highest strucuture that I've climbed was the flare stack at the plant. 350' of ladders with a platform every 30'.
    Not allowed to take a camera up there.
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    Someone who cannot be named, doing something that is frowned upon, at an un-named place.....

    "Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome and charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime" Mark Twain... so... Carpe the living sh!t out of the Diem

    I'd rather look back at my life and say "I can't believe I did that" instead of being there saying "I wish I'd done that"

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    What, no bosuns chair shots yet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Y View Post
    What, no bosuns chair shots yet?
    Here ya go


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    Grand Canyon


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    Vroman's Nose, upstate NY, one of our regular hikes.



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    This video came across my Facebook today. The sound would get to me crossing this footbridge.

    https://www.facebook.com/91778968167...3000031487012/

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    No no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no nono n nonononononononnononononononnonnononnnononn!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Hope for the best, but plan for the worst.

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    Hope for the best, but plan for the worst.

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    >#20

    high (censored) heels????????

    Yaaaarrrghhhh!

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    This should get your motor running:



    https://youtu.be/2A_h2AjJaMw

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