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Auckland from Above

NEW ZEALAND | Tuesday, 7 August 2007 | Views [373] | Comments [1]

The tallest structure south of the equator is Auckland's Sky Tower - a distinctive feature on the cityscape peaking, as it does, at some 328m above the ground. Though we didn't eat there, the Orbit Restaurant at about 200m is a rotating eaterie - completing a full revolution in 60 minutes, giving, I suppose, those short on conversation something different to talk about every couple of minutes as the view changes. We went to the two observation areas, the lower of which has floors partially made of 380mm thick glass which they promise is as tough as concrete. All we can testify to is that it supports one whole Ciaran, and we can deduce from that that it holds a Ruth or two, though we've no actual evidence to support this. For your entertainment at height, you can watch those brave lunatics who bungy jump from 200m - passing you out like speeding bullets zipping their way to a tiny target on solid ground. Unsurprisingly, we chose to watch this craziness without participating.

Tags: Sightseeing




Scary pic!!!!

  Ian Aug 11, 2007 12:52 AM

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