Spiderdan visits La Paz
The decision wasn’t easy… should I dress as Santa Claus, Spiderman, or a strip of bacon? I was at the top of a 20 story building in La Paz Bolivia, and decided instead of taking the elevator down, I would walk out the window. Jumping is much faster than the elevator, and besides… it would avoid 20 floors of uncomfortable elevator silence.
There were a few quick things to do in preparation for the stunt. First, I pee’d. Then I laced on my trusty Spiderman costume. Last, I stretched my muscles while half-listening to the guides instructions. I always like a good stretch before doing... practically anything.
I stepped onto the window ledge. The building overlooks a major city square -- peering down the people look like ants, and the vehicles look like Match-box cars. Defying all instinctive reflexes, I had to fall forward into the nothingness, lowering myself down like a draw-bridge, 90 degrees to the building wall. After a few steps down the side of the building, it was time to Spidey plunge to the bottom.
Here we go:
Here we go:
I do my own stunts. Clearly. Which is why my first jump landed lop-sided, crashing into the side of the building. If you´re ever in danger, better pray the real Spiderman shows up : )
More Duff Tales:
- Mustache Sacrifice in The Great Blue Hole
- Sun-downer in Ipanema
- Hang-gliding in Rio
- Fire-walking in Monterico
- Unplugged in Cabo Polonio
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