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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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I am at two with nature. - Woody Allen

All men by nature desire to know. - Aristotle

Leave the roads; take the trails. - Pythagoras

Nature can do more than physicians. - Oliver Cromwell

By nature, men love newfangledness. - Geoffrey Chaucer

Man is by nature a political animal. - Aristotle

Noble discontent is the path to heaven. - Thomas Higginson

A lawn is nature under totalitarian rule. - Michael Pollan

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

Hiking in undiscovered places is a lot of fun. - Karolina Kurkova

Lawyers are fleas on the hide of human nature. - Stephen King

The power which resides in him is new in nature. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Adopt the pace of nature. Her secret is patience. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Nothing really sets human nature free but self-control. - Paul Bottome

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

Justice is a law of nature rarely found in human affairs. - Unknown

I have lived long enough to satisfy both nature and glory. - Julius Caesar

The beaten path is the safest, but the traffic's terrible. - Jeff Taylor

Virture offers the only path in this life that leads to tranquility. - Juvenal

Loss is nothing else but change, and change is Nature's delight. - Marcus Aurelius

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Time is nature's way of keeping everything from happening at once. - Woody Allen

Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better. - Albert Einstein

I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in order. - John Burroughs

In nature there are neither rewards nor punishments - there are consequences. - Robert G Ingersoll

If you can find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn't lead anywhere. - Frank A. Clark

Mankind, since the improvement of cookery, eats twice as much as nature requires. - Benjamin Franklin

Man's chief enemy is his own unruly nature and the dark forces pent up within him. - Ernst Jones

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

The least movement is of importance to all nature. The entire ocean is affected by a pebble. - Blaise Pascal

Self-preservation is the first law of nature, but self-sacrifice is the highest rule of grace. - Unknown

If the misery of the poor be caused not by the laws of nature, but by our institutions, great is our sin. - Charles Darwin

A path full of potholes must be traveled slowly, but there's no reason you can't finish the journey. - Faydra D. Fields

All cartoon characters and fables must be exaggeration, caricatures. It is the very nature of fantasy and fable. - Walt Disney

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

Men became scientific because they expected law in nature and they expected law in nature because they believed in a lawgiver. - Ravi Zacharias

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

In nature, nothing is perfect and everything is perfect. Trees can be contorted, bent in weird ways, and they're still beautiful. - Alice Walker

There is a great difference between mind and body insomuch as body is by nature always divisible, and the mind is entirely indivisible. - Rene Descartes

Our ancestors ... possessed a right, which nature has given to all men, of departing from the country in which chance, not choice has placed them. - Thomas Jefferson


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