A skywalk was officially opened to skywalkers
over the Grand Canyon in the United States on 20 March
2007, and the guy who initiated the concept design of this
new wonder is said to be a SBS - Shanghai born Shanghainese.
Therefore it could be quite safe to assume he is a Chinese.
If so, it's no wonder then, because Chinese
are masters of sky walking. We have proves here. In the
photo 1 a Chinese sky walker is shown in full swing, literary.
Photo 1: A
Chinese sky walker highlighted in the light circle are
traveling from a temple built on the edge of a cliff
to reach the another cliff top
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Unlike in the case of the Grand Canyon Skywalk where you
look down through thick glasses, here you can enjoy a complete
open spectacle of the natural majesty. And it certainly
does not cost 454 tons of metal to have 100 steel bars
drilled into limestone bedrock 40 feet deep. In this Chinese
skywalk one set of iron train is suffice to do the job
- it brings least to the original environment, and takes
Photo 2: Strolling leisurely
on the narrow footpath in his vertically challenged backyard
It seems the SBS did not introduce the best of the East
to the West when he proposed his design concept. But on
the other hand, he may have a good reason for not doing
so. In the noble spirit of sharing - as we would like to
guess - he doesn't want to see the high experience to be
exclusively reserved for super kung fu masters. And he
may argue that the old and the young and the fit and the
weak shall all have an opportunity to explore a lofty point
of view as it is demonstrated in the photo 3.
Photo 3: Some
Indian elders and two aging former astronauts are
among the first group of people stepping onto the
thick glass floor of the Grand Canyon Skywalk
But does it certainly have to be the case?
Without a broad glass floor the ordinary folk will definitely
have no chance to acquire a broad perspective? Look what
is happening in the photo 4.
"Sky walk? Just
a piece of cake. And I have many pieces of cakes in my
A group of Chinese villagers
living in China's southwest are on their way home after
attending a market fair
How about this dizzying stroll? Braved by
the men and the women, the granny and the baby, with heavy
burdens on the back or in the arm.
Circle of Power
Warriors Have Returned