Brazilian Tightrope Walkers

While I was exploring the Dom Bosco Ecological Park in Brasília, I noticed a group of young people walking a tightrope they had strung between two trees.  I was mesmerized.   ADDED ON NOVEMBER 5, 2010:  I’ve been informed that this is not, technically, tightrope walking!  It is, in fact, slacklining, which is quite a bit different from tightrope walking in that the tightrope is essentially rigid, while the slackline is dynamic and reacts to pressure and movement a bit like a trampoline would.

Mounting the Tightrope

Mounting the Tightrope

SOURCE: Mounting the Tightrope (Brasília, Federal District, Brazil), photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 30 October 2010.

 Getting Encouragement

Getting Encouragement

SOURCE: Getting Encouragement (Brasília, Federal District, Brazil), photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 30 October 2010.

Approaching the End

Approaching the End

SOURCE: Approaching the End (Brasília, Federal District, Brazil), photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 30 October 2010.

Another One Tries the Tightrope

Another One Tries the Tightrope

SOURCE: Another One Tries the Tightrope (Brasília, Federal District, Brazil), photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 30 October 2010.

Copyright © 2010 by Stephen J. Danko

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