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Skywalkers – Why you should leave it to the experts


Young man hospitalised from fall from scaffolding, was taking a “selfie”

A YOUNG man who was left seriously injured after he fell from scaffolding in Shepton Mallet last week was “larking around”, said police.

Inspector Mark Nicholson said the man, who was with a friend, had been trying to take a photo of himself at a “silly height” when he plunged as much as 25ft.

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Clucking Shunts


Clucking Shunts:

The Search…
For The Back-Up Holy Grail

“Be thou my Guardian and my Guide,
And hear me when I call;
Let not my slippery footsteps slide,
And hold me lest I fall.”
Isaac Williams, 1802-65

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The Eiffel Tower and a Disco Ball


The Eiffel Tower and a Disco Ball: an extraordinary work site and original photos

In 2012 photographer Stéphan Denys closely covered the sound and light system installation on the Eiffel Tower, especially the assembly and suspension of the “Queen of the Night.” This nighttime work site, supervised by the rigging company Magnum, created a unique atmosphere around the Eiffel Tower.

Enjoy 100 never-before-seen photos…

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Famous Ex Scaffolders

Paul Hogan (Film Star)

paul-hogan-crocodile-dundeeThe former pool lifeguard, union organizer and Sydney Harbour Bridge scaffolder who stumbled onto the telly in 1972 when his workmates dared him to enter a talent show.

That character (who never wore a suit save in jest; who talked, Hogan said, “like the guys down at the pub”; and who could spot a poser a mile off) was assertively working-class, unashamedly Australian, and enormously popular. As Hoges the footy-loving pub philosopher of The Paul Hogan Show, and as Michael J. “Crocodile” Dundee, the bushman who conquers New York with a grin, a “G~day” and a big knife, Paul Hogan made himself into an emblem of Australianness–and sold it to the world.

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