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Plank Road

Building the world's highest unsafe construction scaffolds

Plank Road thanks to Jim Serritella

Workers build a footpath around the vertical slopes of Shifou Mountain in Hunan Province, China

Plank Road thanks to Jim Serritella

This footpath is a plank road on the side of the mountain. Once finished, it will stretch for 3km (9843 ft) and be China's longest sightseeing footpath

Plank Road thanks to Jim Serritella

Plank Road thanks to Jim Serritella

48-year-old Yu Ji is one of the workers - he's been working on high cliffs building such plank roads for more than 10 years. He says,'Young people don't want this job, as it requires them to stay deep in the mountains for months'

Plank Road thanks to Jim Serritella

Yu Ji takes charge of the most dangerous part of the project - drilling the holes to set up pipes to support the footpath

Plank Road thanks to Jim Serritella

Plank Road thanks to Jim Serritella

Plank Road thanks to Jim Serritella

Building a plank road on Shifou Mountain is difficult because the cliff stands vertical at 90 degrees, without any slope or alcoves

Plank Road thanks to Jim Serritella

Plank Road thanks to Jim Serritella

Plank Road thanks to Jim Serritella

Plank Road thanks to Jim Serritella

Plank Road thanks to Jim Serritella

Plank Road thanks to Jim Serritella

Plank Road thanks to Jim Serritella

A finished section of the footpath

Plank Road thanks to Jim Serritella

Plank Road thanks to Jim Serritella

High jobs with high pay and high down-side

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The obstacle is the path. - Zen Aphorism

Nature abhors a vacuum. And so do I. - Anne Gibbons

Man is by nature a political animal. - Aristotle

Chop your own path. Get off the car track. - A.Y. Jackson

Scenery is fine but human nature is finer. - John Keats

One touch of nature makes the whole world kin. - William Shakespeare

Jesus was a hiker. The wilderness was His retreat. - Toni Sorenson

A reckless man by nature who attempted unusual deeds. - Leo the Deacon

Chocolate is nature's way of making up for Mondays. - Unknown

Faith lightens the path your shadowed mind has to walk. - Michelle Horst

Air pollution is turning Mother Nature prematurely gray. - Irv Kupcinet

A friend may well be reckoned the masterpiece of nature. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

That most elusive organ that nature has ever yet created. - Stanley Baldwin

It is part of human nature to hate the man you have hurt. - Tacitus

wanderer, there is no path,
the path is made by walking. - Antonio Machado

I love hiking, paddle boarding and listening to the Veronicas. - Bindi Irwin

Remember when life's path is steep to keep your mind even. - Horace

Education: the path from cocky ignorance to miserable uncertainty. - Mark Twain

Go often to the house of a friend, for weeds choke the unused path. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

The deepest principle in human nature is the craving to be appreciated. - William James

He that breaks a thing to find out what it is has left the path of wisdom. - JRR Tolkien

Beauty is the first present nature gives to a woman and the first it takes away. - Fay Weldon

The Dark Side of the Force is the pathway to many abilities some consider to be. - Senator Palpatine

The art of medicine consists in amusing the patient while nature cures the disease. - Voltaire

A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous. - Ingrid Bergman

Never desert your own line of talent. Be what nature intended you for, and you will succeed. - Sydney Smith

He must have a truly romantic nature, for he weeps when there is nothing at all to weep about. - Oscar Wilde

Mutability of temper and inconsistency with ourselves is the greatest weakness of human nature. - Joseph Addison

Such is the irresistible nature of truth that all it asks, and all it wants, is the liberty of appearing. - Thomas Paine

It is a brief period of life that is granted us by nature, but the memory of a well-spent life never dies. - Cicero

If you're walking down the right path and you're willing to keep walking, eventually you'll make progress. - Barack Obama

It is wrong to think that the task of physics is to find out how Nature is. Physics concerns what we say about Nature. - Niels Bohr

All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance, nature, compulsions, habit, reason, passion and desire. - Aristotle

I'm always astonished by a forest. It makes me realise that the fantasy of nature is much larger than my own fantasy. - Gunter Grass

When you live your life by poor standards, you inflict damage on everyone who crosses your path, especially those you love. - Jordan Belfort

Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul. - John Muir

To conquer oneself is the best and noblest victory; to be vanquished by one's own nature is the worst and most ignoble defeat. - Plato

Art owes its origin to nature. This beautiful creation supplied the first model, while the original teacher was that divine intelligence. - Giorgio Vasari

Mathematics began to seem too much like puzzle solving. Physics is puzzle solving, too, but of puzzles created by nature, not by the mind of man. - Maria G. Mayer

To be a star, you must shine your own light, follow your path, and don't worry about the darkness, for that is when the stars shine brightest. - Joe-kster


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