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Living bridges of India

Posted: Sat Nov 16, 2013 12:41 pm
by Troppoz
Ive seen this done on a smaller scale in Queensland, but done on this scale is a feat of both ingenuity, patience and long term vision. The roots of living Ficus elastica trees are trained to grow as bridges to support people going about their business when the stream floods, looks so tranquil and cool, Id love to spend some time there... Has anyone been?


http://www.kuriositas.com/2013/05/the-l ... india.html

Re: Living bridges of India

Posted: Sat Nov 16, 2013 4:48 pm
by Clive60
Amazing Sean, might take a long time to be effective but future generations will also benefit.

Re: Living bridges of India

Posted: Sat Nov 23, 2013 11:57 am
by kata
Scary, sorry sean no way would I walk accross that,

One day I went to my son's house he was laying his technology under the floorboards. I had to walk the narrowst plank of wood. Looking down on joists is not my cuppa tea... :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Here is an Image of Indonesian children walking to school... :ahhh!: :ahhh!:
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Re: Living bridges of India

Posted: Fri Jan 24, 2014 4:33 am
by Alexander
Troppoz wrote:Ive seen this done on a smaller scale in Queensland, but done on this scale is a feat of both ingenuity, patience and long term vision. The roots of living Ficus elastica trees are trained to grow as bridges to support people going about their business when the stream floods, looks so tranquil and cool, Id love to spend some time there... Has anyone been?


http://www.kuriositas.com/2013/05/the-l ... india.html
I have been there in 2010. And on the upper picture at the right in front you can see some Colocasia fallax. Well its a subtropical climate there. Its not that far from Cherrapunjee.

Alexander

Re: Living bridges of India

Posted: Fri Jan 24, 2014 3:19 pm
by Conifers
kata wrote:Scary, sorry sean no way would I walk accross that,

One day I went to my son's house he was laying his technology under the floorboards. I had to walk the narrowst plank of wood. Looking down on joists is not my cuppa tea... :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
Have a go at the paths on Hua Shan in China? Looks fun . . . :roll:

Nice solid path, and there's even a handrail!
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Remember to read the instructions before proceeding
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This bit looks a mite more interesting, though, better watch where you tread
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You can see, there is somewhere to stand after all :lol:
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There's a ladder you can use, too
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Just don't look down, OK?
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I SAID, "Don't Look Down!"
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I wonder who built it, and how?? :ahhh!: :ahhh!: :ahhh!:
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Photos by Ondřej Žváček and Ian Armstrong, cc-by-sa license

Re: Living bridges of India

Posted: Fri Jan 24, 2014 5:34 pm
by kata
What the.. no feckin way.... :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

icon_salut icon_salut icon_salut every credit to them.

Thanks for sharing Conifers!

Would you trust that handrail....HAHAHAHA If they look down they are dead.

Re: Living bridges of India

Posted: Fri Jan 24, 2014 5:54 pm
by kata
How many feet is the rocks they are climbing, is it more than 2000ft?

Lows Gully in Borneo is 2000ft down.

:mrgreen: