The blog of Tokyo based photographer and photojournalist, Damon Coulter

The World’s Silliest Walk

Just sold the picture above, via a stock agency, of the infamous Camino del Rey or King’s Highway in El Chorro, Spain. Completed in 1905 it has, to be honest, seen better days. Having said that in it’s current state of disrepair it is quite an adventure to walk it: the concrete is crumbling, leaving large holes or missing sections where it is possible to look down the 150 metres of space beneath your feet as you shuffle along a walkway that is, at times, less than a metre wide. Most of the original handrails have disappeared causing some serious exposure, though now a safety line for climbers does run the whole length of the walk.. Have done this crazy and dangerous walk a couple of time when I was climbing in Spain and before the safety lines were installed. Hard to believe this dramatic gorge and  playground of extreme sports is just a half hour train ride away from Malaga and the tedious, piled-up hotels and tourists of the Costa del Sol.

This was a nice sale today, good to be feeling slightly better from my uber-cold and earning some money too.

Later.

Damon

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6 responses

  1. Holy shit.

    December 5, 2011 at 6:38 pm

  2. Rob

    walker doesn’t look terribly confident — but who would?!

    December 6, 2011 at 7:58 am

  3. Glad you are feeling better and making some money.
    Awesome looking place, didn’t realise you’d been there but should’ve guessed you rock climbing nutter!

    December 6, 2011 at 9:15 am

  4. A little dangerous?

    Paule

    December 24, 2011 at 4:36 am

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