H-Bomb’s Friday Photo, week 6: Man over New Zealand

Hello again as we get ready to kick off the weekend. Today’s featured photo is of a man doing the “Sky Jump” from atop the Sky Tower in Auckland, New Zealand.

The Sky Jump works as follows: first, you’re suspended for about 10 seconds outside the Sky Tower’s observation deck, so that people inside, such as myself, can photograph you. Then you’re lowered to the ground, 184 metres below, in what has been described as a controlled free fall. (Your descent is regulated via the cables to which you’re harnessed; this makes it different from a bungee jump.) Needless to say, I wanted no part of the Sky Jump. It was scary enough just to watch other people doing it. 🙂

Measuring 328 metres to the top of its mast, the Sky Tower is the tallest free-standing structure in the Southern Hemisphere (although the Sydney Tower in Sydney, Australia has a higher observation deck).

This photo was taken during my visit to New Zealand in January 2010.

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4 thoughts on “H-Bomb’s Friday Photo, week 6: Man over New Zealand

  1. Oh my god, this looks terrifying and amazing at the same time!! Great shot xx ps. how have I only just discovered your blog…. a karate travel blog? you might just be my new favourite person x

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    • @Jennifer: Thank you for your nice words. Your new favourite person? Wow, that won’t be hard to live up to. 🙂

      I do need to make one thing clear: this is a karaoke travel blog, not a karate travel blog as you wrote. So if you’re expecting to see me post an exclusive interview with Mr. Miyagi, you will be sorely disappointed. 😀

      I do hope you will continue to visit and share your thoughts!

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  2. Oh my goodness, I want to do it!! But first maybe the EdgeWalk in Toronto… Of course, it’s easy to say so when I’m on my couch. 😉 Nice pic!

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    • @Pola: The Sky Tower also offered its own version of the EdgeWalk. And the staff tried to get me to do it, but needless to say I declined. 🙂

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