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.
I certainly would not wish to be any of those people descending that building!!! Yikes! :)ReplyDelete
Love the cloud reflections on the buildings.ReplyDelete
That's a very grand looking building. Almost art deco meets Gotham City. Love the mural too.ReplyDelete
I could go for that as well though I'm not sure my wife would agreeReplyDelete
That job they hold is dangerous, of course.ReplyDelete
I have to admire those who do these adventurous things! Doing it for charity is even better.ReplyDelete
that's pretty cool!ReplyDelete
@Linda: I would have enjoyed it.ReplyDelete
@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.
Goodness gracious!!!! Wow.ReplyDelete
I love the second picture where the poster actually says Ottawa.ReplyDelete
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!ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
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!ReplyDelete
That takes guts!ReplyDelete
@Jenn: quite a way down!ReplyDelete
@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!
Neat reflections, and I like that mural!ReplyDelete
Scary descending from the building!ReplyDelete
Oh gosh, that rappeling down looks scary! Maybe I would try when I was much younger, but now...I prefer that someone else does :-)ReplyDelete
You actually would have tried this??? You are way braver than I am.ReplyDelete
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. :)ReplyDelete
No way that I would have done it!ReplyDelete
@Marleen: I just wonder how long the mural's been there!ReplyDelete
@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.
What a happy happenstance, William. Next year?ReplyDelete
Well, whatever! Good practice, I guess. :-)ReplyDelete
Not in your dreams. If you want to pull out a superhero costume and go, more power to you!ReplyDelete
Nice murals. Those men are insane.ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
I love the mural. I don't think I'd go down the side of the building though!ReplyDelete
Nice mural and photographs.ReplyDelete
somehow or other I missed this great post.ReplyDelete
But I would not dare to go down..
Not for me. Nope. Not for me.ReplyDelete
i might watch, not sure i could go by myself? ( ;ReplyDelete
@Cloudia: we'll have to see, maybe next year!ReplyDelete
@Revrunner: I'd love to do it.
@Kay: it would be fun.
@Mari: and women!
@Denise: thank you!
@Linda: I'd get a kick out of it.
@Red: that happens.
@Jack: I'd enjoy it.
@Beth: I would!