Skywalking – A View to Die for
If you’re afraid of heights you’re really going to love this. I can’t even look out a second story window without my heart starting to make its way towards my throat…so this new inter-web fad they call ‘skywalking’ just boggles my mind.
These daredevil teenagers get their kicks, and take their lives in their hands, by scaling towering landmarks and posing for dizzying photos, which are meant to give you both a perspective you’ve never seen before, and that feeling like you have just been hit over the head with a double shot of vertigo.
The so-called skywalkers have shinned up cranes, statues and bridges across Russia in their quest for breathtaking views. Incredibly, there is no sign of any safety ropes or harnesses as they perch on the edge of lofty landmarks in Moscow.
The photos are certainly incredible, but at the same time it only takes one slip for the fad to turn into a terrible tragedy. Ah Russian teens…Maybe they thought roulette was old fashioned and opted for an alternative.
Check out Russian photographer Vadim Mahorov’s photoblog for more of these vertigo-inducing photographs.