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Tuesday, May 14, 2013

TEN STAIRS

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From: Ravi Narasimhan <ravi.narasimhan.in@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, May 12, 2013 at 10:45 AM
Subject: [www.keralites.net] TEN AWESOME SETS of STAIRS!
To:
 
For many, the stairs are something to avoid, unless you're determined to lose some weight.
But lovers of nature and spectacular views are more than used to climb steps and more steps to recreate the view.

This list of steps is also a challenge for those who are a little dizzy.
 
Created leveraging recesses of mountains and landforms, and sometimes directly on the spot to go, will be the stars of curses and anecdotes alike.
 
 
Peldaños del Cañón
 
Where you are: Pailon del Diablo , Ecuador

Where are they going?
Designed to descend to the bottom of one of the most famous waterfalls in South America, along the way, lost in the fog in many cases, it is extremely slippery and steep for several tens of meters to a lookout where you can see a dramatic effect, accompanied hummingbirds,gulls and other local birds
 
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El pozo de Chand Baori
 
Where you are: India

Where are they going?
The decline of these steps leads to a huge pool, built in the tenth century to overcome the lack of rainfall in the region and store water for long periods. The structure has a total of 3,500 steps, and down to a depth of 30 meters. It is up then with water, clear
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Stairs Elbe Sandstone Mountains

Where you are: Dresden , Germany

Where are they going?
Stairs carved into the stone itself of these mountains.
They date from the 13th century and have been eroded by wind and water, but there are still being used daily by tourists. 487steps, though not enough, were restored and expanded in the eighteenth century to facilitate transit
 
               
The Rock of Guatapé

Where you are: Antioquia , Colombia

Where are they going?
The rock is an authentic stone monolith of 220 meters.
The steps are constructed with cement, directly on the rock and making a curious place that facilitated clearagestructure.
Some 702 steps are to be followed to reach its peak.
 
              
The ladder Haiku

Where you are: Oahu , Hawaii

Material: metal

Where are they going?
On the small island of Oahu there is this tremendous journey of 3922 steps,climbing, cross and down a hill of 850 meters.
They were created to facilitate the installation of a satellite in 1942. In principle wood, were modernized in the '50s, but since 1987 are closed to the public.
 
               
The Inca Trail

Where you are: Peru

Where are they going?
An ancient trade route linking the city of Cuzco to Machu Pichu.
For the rugged geography of the area, the Inca Trail and forced detours around to evolve between hills andmountains.
The result: miles and miles of stairs, in some cases very precarious, as the famous floating staircases.
 
              
Ladder Via Crucis

Where you are: Bermeo, Basque Country, Spain

Where are they going?
This endless row of stairs attached to the rock coast where a small churchdating from the tenth century and seems to be of Templar.

To reach the hermitage of San Juan de Gaztelugatxe have to climb 231 steps and there are gaps in the steps that are identified as the footsteps of St. John himself, who are given different healing powers.For example, you have to put your feet in them as a solution for corns or left hats, scarves or chapelas,to cure the headache.
 
              
Spiral staircase in the Taihang Mountains

Where you are:
At the boundary between the provinces of Shanxi and Henan , China

Where are they going? This spiral staircase of almost 100 meters have been installed recently in an attempt to attract thousands of tourists each year to the beautiful Taihang Mountains .

Before undertaking the ascent asks visitors to sign forms to ensure they do not have heart problems orlungs, and are under age 60. And is that a slip in a narrow metal ladder as you certainly can lead to heaven, as the song of Led Zeppelin.
              
Wayna Pichu
Where you are: Machu Picchu , Peru

Where are they going?
Stairs carved into the rock that crown a climb of about 360 meters from MachuPicchu itself.
              
In some sections, the ascent is complicated to pass through narrow sections and smallsteps and eroded.
              
The rise time is calculated from one hour and 90 minutes.
He said soon: 90 minutesclimbing stairs! Only allowed promotion to 400 tourists a day and closes access from 1pm. Just in case.

 

 

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Thanks & Best Regards,
 
 
AIJAZ AHMED
Dammam
Saudi Arabia