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   LJ  Saturday Nov 17 11:06 AM

November 17, 2007 Path to a tea house

This may be circulating in emails, but it was such a striking image, that I figured I'd give the IoTD a whirl with it.



I tried to google around and find more about it....but I'm not finding anything....the site listed on the pics in in chinese....anyone?




LJ  Saturday Nov 17 11:08 AM

more:






Cloud  Saturday Nov 17 11:09 AM

all I know is there is very little chance I will die traversing a path stapled to the side of a fucking mountain!



LJ  Saturday Nov 17 11:11 AM

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Elspode  Saturday Nov 17 11:24 AM

We've had these on here before...did Billy post them?

There is zero possibility that the tea that this place serves is good enough to make me want to go there.

"Hello, and welcome to the Teahouse of the Falling Doom. 35 men died getting the components for your lunch delivered."



LJ  Saturday Nov 17 11:28 AM

oh. goddamnit.



Karenv  Saturday Nov 17 11:28 AM

So how do you make the photos show?

The images are great, but I had to log in to see anything. Attachments don't work for people who aren't Cellar members.

Heck, I am wondering how they get the water for the tea.



LJ  Saturday Nov 17 11:38 AM

It's part of the gag, Karen. See....you traverse the perils of the cliff face, climb a sheer wall, ride the gondolas and all that....then you get into the tea house.....they seat you near the window.....and there on the far side.....is a short stairway down to a sidewalk of a busy mountain town with running water and a McDonalds.



Hoof Hearted  Saturday Nov 17 02:21 PM

If I have to traverse something that scary I will want something alcoholic to drink thankyouverymuch, not tea. And make it a double!



Spiegelprime  Saturday Nov 17 09:32 PM

Drinking any alcohol would make it rather impossible to get back down....


But it looks like the mountains I've seen in Korea...which the local little old ladies love to climb on weekends. I'd be really interested if we could figure out where this place actually is.



ZenGum  Saturday Nov 17 11:55 PM

I've done a little climbing in my time, but that path scares me. How often are the wooden planks and posts replaced???
and how the #$%& did they get the materials for the tea-house up there? (LJ is probably right about there being an easy path).
Are there really enough customers to pay the bills (even presuming they can charge what they like)?
what happens when a storm sets in with 30 people at the top?



Clodfobble  Sunday Nov 18 12:52 AM

The Japanese love to hike up mountains. I bet the stairs and other climbing apparatus was there first, and the tea house was only opened at the top later as the site began to attract more people.



SPUCK  Sunday Nov 18 05:00 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Elspode View Post
There is zero possibility that the tea that this place serves is good enough to make me want to go there."
No, no, no.. It's the view you go for..


ZenGum  Sunday Nov 18 05:08 AM

Confucious say: "Texan who not know difference between Japan and China maybe not give sound advice."

If it were Japan, I'd guess first there was a shrine (the mountain priests here are pretty extreme), then a hiker's path with chain, then a tea-house. Soon, there would be vending machines, two souvenir shops, a hot spring bath, and a very tacky hotel.



touchnova  Sunday Nov 18 05:20 AM

Video of...

Here ya go, a crazy video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ed-bfGl2jWk



touchnova  Sunday Nov 18 05:23 AM

And there is an easier path, that is true.



touchnova  Sunday Nov 18 05:29 AM

...and check out this rather large gallery of images.



ZenGum  Sunday Nov 18 06:36 AM



Welcome Touchnova!

That's an interesting video; the music is Chinese but the language is Japanese. I'm guessing it's a Japanese travel show.

Since you seem to be tuned in to North-East Asia, are you in the region? Is your user name a reference to a certain notorious company that just went belly-up?



Griff  Sunday Nov 18 08:54 AM

Stupid newbie clutters IOTD with old pics.



TheMercenary  Sunday Nov 18 09:49 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Griff View Post
Stupid newbie clutters IOTD with old pics.
Nice...


ZenGum  Sunday Nov 18 10:13 AM

When LumberJim got to 9,999 posts, we joked about getting him banned or knocking a few hundred posts of his tally.
It occurred to me that it would be much, much meaner to add a few dozen posts to his tally, taking him to 10,017 or something. Taking a few off merely delays his myriation, adding a few on makes it permanently unreachable! Mwahahahahahaha.



Griff  Sunday Nov 18 10:16 AM

You are a black heart!



ZenGum  Sunday Nov 18 10:37 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Griff View Post
You are a black heart!


I have the heart of an innocent child!










I keep it in a jar on my desk.


BeltNah  Sunday Nov 18 03:00 PM

If you go a quater the way down this page http://www.ssqq.com/archive/vinlin27a.htm there is a heap of photos and a story for the mountain. The first quater of the page is amazing as wella although I think it has been on IoTD before.



Sundae  Sunday Nov 18 03:17 PM

I couldn't watch the video as YouTube was stopping and starting and it makes me mad enough to spit like a camel all over this laptop. Rather her than me - I would do it as an immense personal challange (or for money!) but no way as part of a tv show.

In fact the only legal thinG I wouldn't do for money is potholing. There was a programme about overcoming your fears (they won great prIzes too) here a few years back. One woman with a fear of enclosed spaces not only went potholing but completed a route were the thinnest gap she had the slip through was 2 inches smaller than her bust measurement!! It was all to do with proving something to her daughter about facing your fears. Another reaSon not to have children!



TheMercenary  Sunday Nov 18 06:20 PM

had to look that up, is this the same?

Potholing refers to the act of exploring potholes, a word originating in the north of England for predominantly vertical caves. The term is often used as a synonym for caving, and outside the caving world there is a general impression that potholing is a more "extreme" version of caving. [citation needed]

{from Wiki under caving}



Sundae  Sunday Nov 18 06:36 PM

Generally involves not strolling through wide open mapped caves.
But squeezing yourself into smaller and smaller - sometimes underground, sometimes underwater. There was a Brit film recently called The Descent (into a cave system), scared the bejesus it of me, and potholing and spelunking sound such fun as words!



lookout123  Sunday Nov 18 06:42 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by ZenGum View Post
When LumberJim got to 9,999 posts, we joked about getting him banned or knocking a few hundred posts of his tally.
It occurred to me that it would be much, much meaner to add a few dozen posts to his tally, taking him to 10,017 or something. Taking a few off merely delays his myriation, adding a few on makes it permanently unreachable! Mwahahahahahaha.
true. but if you add back in the posts from the summer of the hackers and his posts in the doodad thread he's at like 10,300 or so, i'd say.


deadbeater  Wednesday Nov 21 01:28 AM

Man, that path should be in The Amazing Race somehow!



deadbeater  Wednesday Nov 21 09:29 PM

Also, that path leads to a shrine.



morie  Thursday Nov 29 10:17 AM

wow. i'm surprised that there is at least some planks and a chain to walk on. having lived in china for a while, i've realised that the chinese have a very important rule: do things in the extreme: if we must be dumb and dirty and stupid, then we must be dumb, dirty and stupid beyone imagination. needless to say, that makes life most difficult for everyone else. so just be happy you gotta a chain and planks instead of a thread to tread on.

Morrie
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