Tuesday, April 23, 2013

UBC 23 - AtoZ - Tower

Day 23  of the Ultimate Blogging Challenge and the letter  T  for the  AtoZ Blogging Challenge.

T is for  ...  Sky TOWER

After a wordy post for S, I thought I would say as little as possible.

The Sky Tower is an observation and communications tower in Auckland, New Zealand.

Some Sky Tower facts (from skycityauckland):

  • Tallest free standing structure in the Southern Hemisphere
  • 3 observation desks with 360degree views of Auckland
  • There are 1267 steps from the base to the Sky deck
  • The tower is often lit up in different colour schemes to promote different events or causes 
  • Offers 2 activities, the sky walk (a walk around the exterior of the observation deck) and the sky jump from 192m.

Here are some pics I took on one of my visits there:




View of Rangitoto island in the background from the Sky Tower


Auckland Harbour Bridge from the Sky Tower


View from the Sky Tower


Someone attempting a sky jump 



Sky jump - taken from below - looks so scary.


Have a terrific day.

Warm Regards
Photobucket

47 comments:

  1. Interesting stats and photos. The last picture is very compelling. It reminds me of the tower in Seattle. Cool.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Carolina HeartStrings. I guess most towers are similar.

      Delete
  2. Looks great. My former college roommate and bloggy friend Rhonda from Laugh Quotes lives in Aukland. One of these days I'll get there to see her.

    http://joycelansky.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Joyce - I hope you do visit her someday.

      Delete
  3. Wow Sky jumping, gets my adrenaline going!

    :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Rainbow Hues - sky jumping is definitely not for me but you sure are brave.

      Delete
  4. Skyjumping !!Now that's something I dont mind doing

    PhenoMenon

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You are brave PhenoMenon - I wouldn't dare to do it.

      Delete
  5. Cool pictures! The structure of the tower reminds me of Menara KL. :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Shail. It does look similar - I guess most towers do.

      Delete
  6. Beautiful pics ! Skyjump looks scary to me !

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Ruchira. Yep looks scary to me too.

      Delete
  7. Lovely pictures. I especially like the blue in the pictures.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Cynthia - blue seems to be your favourite colour - mine too.

      Delete
  8. How awesome is that! I'd love to be there one day!

    Bhavya
    Just Another Blog

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Bhavya. I hope you do visit one day.

      Delete
  9. The only tower I saw was kl tower in Malaysia
    And also Petronus twin towers
    Both were amazing
    These pics r magnificent
    I can never ever attempt sky jumping

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Afshan - I want to see the Petronus towers - must visit my cousin in KL.

      Delete
  10. Amazing pics! Sky jumping from such a height... scary is the word! :P

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Shilpa - so true - very scary. I don't know how they can do it.

      Delete
  11. Beautiful pictures!!! If I ever visit this magnificent structure....there will be no sky jumping for me....and maybe not even a walk around the exterior ;-)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Laura. Not for me either. I'm not good with heights.

      Delete
  12. Amazing photos! Such gorgeous scenery.

    Reminds me of the CN Tower in Toronto, Ontario. We went up in that and you could see forever. I don't think I'll do the exterior skywalk though. GULP!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Cat - the very thought of the skywalk and skyjump is scary enough.

      Delete
  13. lovely pics ; sky jumping is my greatest fear of all----

    ReplyDelete
  14. Lovely pics. Sky jumping is always in my wishlist! :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Me. I hope someday your wish comes true. I'm too chicken to attempt it.

      Delete
  15. Makes me dizzy even thinking about the height. But, it must be worth a view from the top of the tower.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Janu - the view is spectacular from the top.

      Delete
  16. Beautiful pictures ! sky jumping is frightening..

    ReplyDelete
  17. Lovely pictures, I could never attempt this jump :)

    ReplyDelete
  18. wow! How awesome to be able to view from the top!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Roshni - it is a great view and quite fun. These pics were taken from the revolving restaurant. That's fun too.

      Delete
  19. Beautiful views and pictures!!

    Kathy
    http://gigglingtruckerswife.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  20. Wow - the sky jump sure looks scary. Would love to see the sights from the tower.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Corinne - the view is amazing.

      Delete
  21. The highest I have been up is the CN tower in Canada, restaurant at the top, quite funny - i put my camera on the side, didn't realize we were revolving until it came back to me LOL Wouldn't fancy the sky dive though!

    ReplyDelete
  22. I am so adding this to my bucket list. Although I don't like heights, this looks amazing!

    ReplyDelete
  23. Sounds like an awesome place to visit and get pictures!

    ReplyDelete
  24. Fabulous photos, Suzy! No, I would never try that sky jump; I hate heights and would probably not even be able to walk up the tower. At least, I can vicariously enjoy it through your pictures.
    Thanks, my friend!

    ReplyDelete
  25. Wow the sky jump sure looks scary :)

    ReplyDelete

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Copyright Protection