Sunday, April 29, 2012

Urban Descent.....


It's not everyday that you see a group of 'super heroes', amongst them Catwoman, Batman, Zorro, The Flash, Captain America and Spider Man (hmm! yeh well I get that one!)) abseiling down the Woodside Plaza Building one of Perth's tallest city skyscrapers to raise money for The Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation.....! The site of the first 'Urban Descent' (very cool name) back in November 2002 was the Allendale Square Building the idea being to encourage people from all walks of life, individuals, media, sports stars, the corporate sector to 'abseil for charity', since then over 2000 people have participated and raised over two million dollars. In 2010 Urban Descent expanded into NSW with the first 'descent' from the AMP Building on Circular Quay in October raising $2000,000 for the Sir David Martin Foundation and repeated in 2011. This year they hope to establish events in all States to raise money for charity..yay Terry Hewitt and Graham Iddles for having such a enterprising and creative idea, and yay Perth for...well just for being a great place to live.....!!
Catwoman and Batman came down together, although for some reason Batman decided to come down facing forward which made Aimee and I laugh at the thought of the office workers in the building getting the 'butt' view from their windows, it also made for a not so 'super hero' type landing, sack of potatoes comes to mind haha!
Aimee's workmate Zoe was the very gorgeous Catwoman.....!
Of course not all of the participants were super heroes, some were people just like you and me, well you maybe, not me. I can guarantee there will never be a photo of moi doing anything so INSANE!! Hope that you're having a peaceful weekend, keep safe..... 

43 comments:

  1. That first photo is fab with the perfect reflection! What an interesting story and catwoman really played the role. I think that with a trust that the organizers know what they are doing, I would love to rappel down that building - what a view!

    Bises,
    Genie

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  2. One look over the edge of that tall building and there would be me done!!

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  3. Great photos, you wouldn´t catch me doing it either! No head for heights!

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  4. Oooh, to go down with your face forward, incredible! In no thousand years I would do this.

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  5. Oi veh! Glad I am not the mother of any of those daredevils.
    I was more calm looking at your previous post.

    Well, at least it is for a good cause.

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  6. WOW...I'd have been looking up to watch this event too! And no I won't be rappelling down either, front first or back first! Fantastic that these events have raised so much money...excellent!

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  7. What, they all live in Perth????? Wow. What's the former name of the place, Gotham City? -)

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  8. Que buenas todas las fotos. Siempre un placer pasar por tu casa.

    Saludos y un abrazo.

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  9. Aha. I think I would like to try that one day. Seems more fun than using the elevator, cool bunch of super heroes here.

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  10. Fabulousos: super heroes, super bodies, super cause and super set of photos Grace!

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  11. They are not SUPER heroes, simply HEROES, very courageous to do that (I never could!!) , and to do it for a very great cause! I admire them!
    BTW, I went to see "the Avengers" yesterday. Good movie, and Mark Ruffalo...<3 ! :o)

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  12. I can guarantee that i would be siting on the ground with you watching other people being way braver than me!

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  13. what a cool event! great photos too!

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  14. Great documentary!
    Great event!
    Thanks for sharing.

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  15. Great the two last posts, a perfect news article, the first image is outstanding and the Golden woman looks gorgeous!

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  16. Great fundraiser and so much fun for everyone watching...hopefully they didn't just watch, but donated as well. Makes a bit of a change from the dreary raffle for a cuddly toy and a bottle of plonk!

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  17. Bonza photos. I wouldn't do anything that insane either not on your nelly :-).

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  18. great post, and what a different way to fundraise.

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  19. How very wonderful where alike is possible. Please have a good Sunday ahead.

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  20. These are so great Grace! Wonderful set of images!

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  21. Glad you didn't leave us hanging! Great bunch of shots.

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  22. I love these photos! But they give me butterflies! It's wonderful that some totally insane people would do this kind of thing to raise money for a worthy cause, but there is not enough money in the world for me to do it! I get nervous standing on a chair! Great costumes and I congratulate everyone who participated! Very brave people!

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  23. These photos are just fantastic. We have a similar event like this and last year my boss did it. I stayed on the ground and took pictures and all the while I kept thinking, he's crazy, he's crazy. I simply could never do this! Bravo to those who can. Our event didn't have the wonderful costumes though. That really is a nice touch.

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  24. Che bello, sono fantastici!! buona domenica...ciao

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  25. Beautiful photos,very nice concept too.

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  26. Ah! so that's why everyone was looking up ..... brave heroes and good to know it was all in the name of charity.

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  27. Wow. What a fabulous photo opportunity. I must do a google search to determine if and when the might come to Melbourne. Thanks for sharing.

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  28. Great photo op! Love the first photo of the reflection...nice to be back in the blogging world! Have a great evening, Grace!

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  29. wow, thats funny!
    but i too, would never do that...

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  30. i think i'll just send a check and skip the "descent".

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  31. There was something similar here at the CN Tower lately. But they were climbing up to raise money.
    Love the reflection in your first shot, it's perfect!

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  32. Qu'est-ce qui peut être jaloux d'un gratte-ciel? Un autre gratte-ciel, bien sûr! Et alors ce doit être la compétition pour savoir qui le gravira en premier!...

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  33. You wouldn't persuade me to do that but I'm glad some people are brave enough.

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  34. awesome .. and I know I'd be right there beside you Gracie looking up because I am too afraid of heights .. maybe Batman is as well so he needed to back down ... ;)

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  35. Sometimes it all comes down to being in the right place at the right time.....excellent shots Grace! Have a good week...

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  36. So very cool! The bottom shot is my favourite.

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  37. Great shots, Grace. A very worthy cause and a nice gimmick.

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  38. Very cool thing to do! I would travel to Perth just to have a go, I think!

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