Breathtaking Photos Taken From Enormous Heights
Missy aka Tizzy
On 27th February 2018
Our world is filled with some of the most beautiful and amazing things. There are people out there who dare to capture images of these spectacular sites no matter what it takes. Whether they scaled a mountaintop or climbed to the highest point of a building, the people who bring us these images are truly brave. Here are some of the most amazing photographs taken from some of the most sickening heights.
From Russia With Love
It is a popular sport for many Russian teens to take to the skies via the highest buildings to snag amazing images like this one. This young daredevil is much braver than most of us. I get a bit nauseous just looking at him hanging there, but the sight around him is truly amazing.
Head in the clouds
This brave soul scaled 338 meters to the top of one of Europe's tallest buildings, Mercury City Tower. I could just faint at the idea of being so high that I literally would have my head in the clouds.
Christ the Redeemer
This is truly a spectacular view! It would have to be since this man is standing on a 125 foot statue in Rio de Janeiro. I love how you can see the slope of the Earth rounding off in the distance.
Shanghai Tower, China
This is a crane used for building the Shanghai Tower in China. From this vantage point, you get a spectacular view of the city below. However, you could not pay me enough to work on the top of one of those cranes. That would take balls that I simply do not have.
The Princess Tower, Dubai
You thought being at the top of the Christ the Redeemer Statue was high. The Princess Tower in Dubai is 1,356 ft, 101 stories tall. People like this guy here dare to not only climb to the top, but they also hang off of its edges...amazing!
Sagrada Familia Chruch, Barcelona
Barcelona truly has a flair for great architecture. This church is 170 meters tall, and you get a fantastic view from the top. The city lights stretching out below are truly a magnificent sight to see.
This photo was captured when an 18-year-old teen from Germany scaled the structure illegally. He did end up getting arrested, but according to the London-based Telegraph newspaper, he said it was worth it. His exact words were, "It was absolutely surreal standing on top of one of the wonders of the world and something that I will never forget."
Climbing for glory
I am pretty sure the majority of us would love to get a photo like this one, but we don't really have it in us to make that climb. One thing I do know for sure is that this was one experience this guy will never forget.
As if climbing semi-safely to the top of a building a couple feet up did not seem dangerous enough, imagine climbing thousands of feet to reach a mountaintop. These brave souls did that and have a great photo to commemorate their experience.
Shun Hing Square in Shenzhen
This little crew, according to the Daily Mail, are notorious for climbing some of the tallest buildings in the world. They even came really close to being banned from China because of their dangerous hobby. In this photo, they are 1,259ft up on top of one of the spires at Shun Hing Square.