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.
LJ Saturday Nov 17 11:08 AM
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
Elspode Saturday Nov 17 11:24 AM
We've had these on here before...did Billy post them?
LJ Saturday Nov 17 11:28 AM
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.
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....
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???
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
ZenGum Sunday Nov 18 05:08 AM
Confucious say: "Texan who not know difference between Japan and China maybe not give sound advice."
touchnova Sunday Nov 18 05:20 AM
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
Griff Sunday Nov 18 08:54 AM
Stupid newbie clutters IOTD with old pics.
TheMercenary Sunday Nov 18 09:49 AM
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.
Griff Sunday Nov 18 10:16 AM
You are a black heart!
ZenGum Sunday Nov 18 10:37 AM
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.
TheMercenary Sunday Nov 18 06:20 PM
had to look that up, is this the same?
Sundae Sunday Nov 18 06:36 PM
Generally involves not strolling through wide open mapped caves.
lookout123 Sunday Nov 18 06:42 PM
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.