Aug 5, 2011


Ten days ago, I spotted a black bear from the world's longest continuous lift system in British Columbia. Its web includes the 1.8-mile unsupported span draped between Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains: the Peak 2 Peak.

Today I skimmed uphill in Medellin, Colombia, where the metro – and its cable-car tendrils – are transforming the City of Eternal Spring's barrios.

We are all in the gutter, as Oscar Wilde quipped. But some of us are looking at the stars. And others are lifting up to meet them...

Whistler, British Columbia (top) and Medellin, Colombia, just below the 
Santo Domingo station. Images copyright

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