Friday, October 14, 2016

Coming Down

I was downtown one day in September, and there was an event going on above what's usually a parking lot. I noticed this mural nearby.


The event was a rappel down the side of an office building, as a benefit for Easter Seals. Had I known about it in advance, I wouldn't have minded having a go at it.


Some people were in costume, as you can see in these two shots, with a Catwoman theme in the second shot.


Up above, two people were descending.

33 comments:

  1. I certainly would not wish to be any of those people descending that building!!! Yikes! :)

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  2. Love the cloud reflections on the buildings.

    cheers, parsnip

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  3. That's a very grand looking building. Almost art deco meets Gotham City. Love the mural too.

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  4. I could go for that as well though I'm not sure my wife would agree

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  5. That job they hold is dangerous, of course.

    Tomás.

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  6. I have to admire those who do these adventurous things! Doing it for charity is even better.

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  7. @Linda: I would have enjoyed it.

    @Parsnip: it is a good reflective surface.

    @Debs: I would not have thought of it that way.

    @Bill: it would be a blast.

    @Tomas: and it's not even a job.

    @Betty: yes, that is true.

    @Tex: it is indeed.

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  8. I love the second picture where the poster actually says Ottawa.

    Janis
    GDP

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  9. A great idea to raise funds for the Easter Seals. I don't think I would try this but it's tempting. I love the reflections in the building. Great images William and have a nice weekend!

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  10. Oh no never doing this 😀 Reminded me of Aimee's abseiling adventure earlier in the year William. Well done to these brave souls raising money for a good cause.

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  11. Omigod! You would have done that? Sheesh. I don't like anything higher than 2 feet. Not sure I would have even watched this...but I do like your photos! Yikes!

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  12. @Jenn: quite a way down!

    @Janis: thanks! I figured it was a good idea to photograph it.

    @Bill: thank you!

    @Grace: I would have definitely enjoyed the descent.

    @Lowell: in a heartbeat, yes, I'd have done it!

    @Norma: it does!

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  13. Neat reflections, and I like that mural!

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  14. Scary descending from the building!

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  15. Oh gosh, that rappeling down looks scary! Maybe I would try when I was much younger, but now...I prefer that someone else does :-)

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  16. You actually would have tried this??? You are way braver than I am.

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  17. Oh my! That would be quite a thing to see but I definitely wouldn't want to participate in it. I think you should sign up for next year. :)

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  18. No way that I would have done it!

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  19. @Marleen: I just wonder how long the mural's been there!

    @Marianne: I would enjoy it.

    @Tamago: I liked watching.

    @Sharon: it's a bit different from mountain climbing, but employs some of the same principles.

    @Pamela: I should!

    @RedPat: the people I saw come down seemed exhilirated.

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  20. What a happy happenstance, William. Next year?

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  21. Well, whatever! Good practice, I guess. :-)

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  22. Not in your dreams. If you want to pull out a superhero costume and go, more power to you!

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  23. Nice murals. Those men are insane.

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  24. Looks like a fun and very worthy event. Love your photographs of the people rappelling down the building, great reflections and I love that first shot of the mural.

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  25. I love the mural. I don't think I'd go down the side of the building though!

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  26. somehow or other I missed this great post.

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  27. Nice mural.
    But I would not dare to go down..

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  28. Not for me. Nope. Not for me.

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  29. i might watch, not sure i could go by myself? ( ;

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