Friday, March 19, 2010

Out Of Commission

This ill-conceived sky ride out by Garrafon Park has not functioned for centuries.

But it does make for a nice landmark and something to contrast against the brilliantly blue sky.


10 comments:

lisa said...

Very impressive!

Calypso said...

functioning or not - not a place I want to be...waaaay up there.

Jackie said...

From what I have always heard there was never enough electricity to run the stupid thing.

Tulum Living said...

And you have to love the bright colors.

Anonymous said...

When it rust to the point of crumbling which way do you think it will fall?

Life's a Beach! said...

Hope the bottom of the thing doesn't rust, causing it to topple over and take out Unik! LOL

Steve Cotton said...

Are you expecting a surpise visit from the Freud Society?

lagovistajenn said...

I know it went up at least once. Mary Grace's ex-hubby was one of the guinea pigs.

Arizona Kelly said...

Sure wish I had gone up the short time it was running. Certainly would have provided some incredible photo opportunities :)

Islagringo said...

lisa: yes, but up close it is a rusty pipe.

calypso: if Steve can go ziplining, you can go up high. Just don't break anything!

jackie: but it did run for awhile. I think it stopped because of the rust problem.

tulum livin: amen to that

anonymous: hopefully towards the road and not the neighboring houses. But you are right. One day it will fall.

LAB: I give up. What is Unik?

Steve: they wouldn't know what to do with me!

lagovistajenn: lucky him! a pioneer!

AZ: I agree. Wouldn't that have been great! I'm not sure I would have gone up in though. Don't trust a lot of the engineering around here.