Builders in the sky!!! Shocking Photos!!

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Thousands of metres up the vertiginous slopes of Shifou Mountain in Hunan Province, China, a team
of workers, operating with hardly any safety measures, are building a footpath
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The workers are building a plank road on the side of the mountain that, once it is finished,
will stretch for 3km (9843 ft) and be China’s longest sightseeing footpath

48-year-old Yu Ji (above) is one of the workers and he has been working on high cliffs building such plank roads for more than 10 years. He comments: “Young people don’t want this job, as it requires them to stay deep in the mountains for months or even years”
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Yu Ji takes charge of the most dangerous part of the project –
drilling the holes to set up pipes to support the footpath

Building a plank road on Shifou Mountain is difficult because the
cliff stands vertical at 90 degrees, without any slope or alcoves

A finished section of the footpath

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About photographybypixie

Hi, I'm Pixie. I'm a graphic designer and photographer, I also run 2 online gift shops Visit my Gift Shop for photography and some fractal and digital art or visit my Hippy Gift Shop if you love bright crazy colours and psychedelic designs I use this blog as a kind of diary to tell you all about my life and my work and to show my photos and designs. I hope you enjoy looking.

Posted on August 6, 2011, in diary / blog and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. awesome photos. china is an amazing place. never mind what people say about it. china has mountains, oceans, lakes, Karst terrain, rivers, GREAT regular people and food that’s so good I cannot even describe it. these photos are great. I wish I lived there but then I can’t live everywhere at once.

    • I wish i could visit china one day, it looks so amazing in the picture i’ve seen and stories i’ve heard from friends and family who have visited, i don’t think i’d like working on this path though, it looks so scary!!
      Glad you like the photos, i just HAD to share them when i saw them as i was just gobsmacked!! 🙂

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