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Week 11 #17 High Above




IMG_3725We are fortunate to live in the Sarasota area to be able to watch Nick Wallenda’s practice sessions for his upcoming Wirewalk in Chicago on November 2 at 7p.m. He will be walking between two high-rises in downtown Chicago 50 stories in the air, blindfolded. It will be televised on the Discovery Channel. Last evening my husband and I stopped to watch one of his practices. The crew and family start off with a group prayer before he dons his special shoes, hand made by his mother, to begin his climb. He walked up a 15% grade wire holding a 43 pound bar to the height of 80 feet. He made 3 trips up and during the second trip he closed his eyes for about 3/4 of the trip. Proving to be a true performer he stopped about 3/4 the way up on the second trip to take a selfie! We plan on stopping again to watch when he begins to wear his blindfold. He will be practicing for 3 weeks at Benderson Park.


Author: CarolynEliason

I have always enjoyed photography, but with encouragemet from family and friends over the past several years I began to realize I really love it! Belonging to this blog and a local digital photo group has challenged me to look at the beauty of the world and to enjoy capturing it with my camera.

20 thoughts on “Week 11 #17 High Above

  1. I hope to catch one of his practices.

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  2. He was on the Meredith Viera show today and they were showing clips of him walking across the Grand Canyon-very scary.


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  3. He’s got more guts than me. I will try to watch one of his practices.

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  4. Carolyn, Really enjoyed learning about this! Great pics! Love that they start with prayer! MK

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  5. Makes me nervous just seeing the pics. Love how the shot looks like he’s walking in the clouds. His mom must be very nervous.

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  6. Very nice. I am hoping to catch one of his practices.

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  7. nice job! so clear against the blue sky.

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  8. ps I would love to see him – is it every day at Benderson – any idea of times??

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  9. As always, great pictures! Hope to get out to see Nik this week!

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  10. I want to catch a practice too! Great shots!

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  11. Yea, I’d love to catch a practice one day this coming week.

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  12. Love these shots ! Do you know when his practices are going to be at Benderson Park?

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  13. Wow! Fantastic photographs. You are lucky to have this event to witness.

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  14. I like the second photo with Nick walking towards the clouds!!

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  15. Love the 2nd photo particularly, with the clouds behind him…

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