Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Our world Tuesday, Auckland Sky Tower




The elevator was a transparent bubble, you can look out or look down.


http://showyourworld.blogspot.com/

We were up the main observation level of the Sky Tower. We were up 192 meters and had a 360 degrees panoramic view of Auckland city. The tower is 328 metres, and is the tallest man-made structure in New Zealand and offers breathtaking views for up to 80 kilometres in every direction.

We traveled very quickly in a glass floor elevator, and felt the air pressure as I went down. I have been to the Empire State Building ans the New York Twin Towers, and I don't remember the pressure in my ears. May be I ate too much in the restaurant, and I was being punished for being a glutton.

White I went round the rim, parts of the floor were transparent plastic. Some of the visitors did not dare to walk over it. Some kids jump on it much ti the horror of other grown ups. When I was walking on it, naturally, I put my hands on the inside rail.

7 comments:

Sarawakiana@2 said...

As you describe the "tour" I felt as if I was there...

I have a phobia for heights and so this "glass" floor will give me some fright and shivers.

kids usually have no fear....

It would be interesting to visit.

Thanks.

SJ said...

the glass..wow..even thou it's strong i dont think i'd dare to stand on it...

ps have you heard of WWOOF in New Zealand?

A smile from SJ =)

Dave said...

I have never been to the top of the Sky Tower. Must do it sometime Ann - Dave

Dora said...

Hey, that's a great experience! I'm shame to myself 'coz I still haven't go up to the KL Tower so far...

Cheryl said...

I think my stomach is floating up in the air somewhere after reading this post! I felt just like I was with you! And yes, kids will try anything and everything. Thanks for sharing.

Postcards from Wildwood said...

That's a lovely shot of the Sky Tower, Ann. We have a tower in nearby Portsmouth and that also has a glass floor but there's no way I would walk on it! I enjoyed reading your two recent posts above this one about green issues. Let's hope for agreement in the remaining hours at Copenhagen.
Janice.

Ruth said...

This looks like Toronto's CN Tower. I have never had any desire to go up it even though I have been at its base many times. I really don't like heights.