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Was ready to say dicks, but then I saw the photos.
Pretty much what I would have expected really
but still the photos are incredible
The photos are alright, but its nowt impressive really is it. The pyramids are clearly built for climbing on (as set out below, they're just a big load of steps). I'm surprised people don't do it every day.
In place to protect them
There's a sign!
But if everyone was allowed to do this, they would soon become damaged beyond repair
just saying that it's fine when people do it anyway now and again
you need to get out more
The odd criminal behavior is ok, so long as everyone doesn't do it?
Climbing a pile of stones is hardly the work of Fred West....
Well argued sir
With the money people would pay to climb them
Castles have new bits of stonework, or get repointed and whatnot and nobody complains.
With modern materials and methods they could build one three times the size.
And without the stupid steps, which would stop any more dickheads from climbing them.
So they wouldn't get destroyed.
Time to email the Egyptian Tourist Board I think...
None of that namby-pamby Human stuff.
Did an investigation into stone weathering at Caernarfon Castle though. When we asked them how long ago it was they'd repointed a section of the wall that had clearly been sandblasted and repointed (or even completely renewed, from how unweathered the stonework was compared to that immediately next to it) they denied doing any work for the last 30 years or so. Lying bastards.
that's enough to stop me having a go if i ever went.
The amount of people that can't be arsed to climb a few flights of stairs is astounding.
What's even more astounding is the amount of people who come in and are surprised at the being stairs at all.
just a big set of steps
That's a Toblerone
so i think you're fine
but it was pretty fucking good
For conservation reasons?
It would take dynamite to dislodge one of those stones. Not a pair of sneakers.
I agree that not just everyone should be allowed to do it. But I do think that the potential 'damage' that they've cause by doing this, is being totally blown way out of proportion.
Can't believe everyone fucking moaning about a few chaps going for a deekabout on the pyramids. They're been there for tens of thousands of years you absolute fucking bellends.
Also, definitely not built by hand or anything. Aliens.
for a climb up the Kremlin. All for bants eh, and I'd love to get some snaps
Isn't the Russian parliament or state residence contained within the Kremlin?
Whereas the pyramids are just a pile of stones at the edge of a town.
"pile of stones"
There's a bit more order to them than simply a pile of stones.
A stack, perhaps?
The only place in the world where a Russian doesn't need a dashboard cam.
Sorry, don't mean to be snarky. I just hate Russians.
I'm pretty sure you DID mean it, given your admission there.
Do we really need to take a photo of every fucking thing these days? No-one NEEDS to see pics from the top of the pyramids.
It's this kind of thing that makes other idiots do similar things, which sooner or later will lead to someone toppling to their death from a monument (good thing) or damaging one while they're self aggrandizing (bad thing)
It's only a pile of rocks, no real importance to them. There's hundreds of em anyway.
yeah life should exclusively be filled with only things we need
get rid of art for a start
not sure why you're comparing this fairly daring photo opportunity to the culture of people that photo+instagram everything. they're polar opposite things.
It's an extension of that culture. Everything has to be seen, nothing has any mystery.
To say nothing of the fact that these guys broke laws in order to do this. Regardless of how awesome these pictures are (or aren't), they thought they were above the rules that apply to everyone else
people have been taking photos of that nature for over a century, it's pretty much the whole point of photography.
Insults instead of reasoned debate - Ad hominem chapter 1
but i also told you to shut up and called you dull
because you are
They fell out of the pram when you had your flip out
You insulted me, I just pointed this out. Personally you can think all you want about my stance on this, but if you have to disagree, at least come up with something better rather than "bedwetter"
i also happened to call you a name
i know you're trying to make out like i haven't tried and just called you names but that's not really true is it, "darling"?
You seem to have redeemed yourself below
Alexei, take a photo of me being DARING! This has nothing to do with the photos and everything to do with the act of taking them.
After all, not like this isn't something we have hundreds and hundreds of shots of anyway - how many helicopter shots at exactly the same angle do you need?
well yeah but you say that because you're a jaded, boring human
Besides, hating on these guys makes me feel alive
I hope these guys get three years in jail. You down with that Crispin?
He'll be helping them plan their next adventure: liveblogging an ascent of the Taj Mahal
If it was the Egyptian tourist board posting some photos they took from that same postion nobody would give a shit because they'd look much like so many other photos we've all seen.
Literally the only interesting thing about this story is that they were doing something illegal - not clever, inventive or challenging. In itself it's fairly boring in a slightly tedious 'look at us aren't we daring' sense .
and there's something heart warming about a group of people that went out of their way to experience something that amazing and capture the essence of that experience quite well.
you, like the other bedwetters in here, just want to assume they're trust fund pricks trying to be naughty. that's fine, but if it's all the same to you i'll just enjoy it for what it is.
i'll have forgotten about it tomorrow.
but hey, each to their own.
But the issue is not that they took the photos, its the fact they deliberately broke rules and avoided security in order to do it. I'm sure people are allowed to climb the pyramids to take snaps. Why didn't they go through proper channels to do it? Make a request, ask permission
No, they thought fuck it, we'll do it anyway. Thats what makes me think that they're "trust fund pricks" as you said. People who think they can do whatever the hell they like
it's not that big of a deal. people probably don't do it that often. they didn't make a big song and dance about it, just took a few nice pics.
but i like that they're amateur pics of an amazing scene. not gonna print them in a book but it's cool.
news sites, blogs etc
I'm not necessarily condemning what they've done but similarly wouldn't herald them as some sort of champions of freedom, it's quite not the terrible crime some people have made out but it's actually not that interesting/amazing either really
I'll crush this revolt like a middle-eastern dictator
That's Egypt off the to do list.
(which is fairly recently, I think), there have been people bribing security guards every night to do this.
Every person who does it thinks that they're being really illicit and daring, and risking their lives, but it's really common.
Although I read somewhere that bribed guards and guides don't take people to the top
THAT'S why they're bellends
imagine the kind of premium on a dwelling with pyramid views?
(yes I realise they're probably slums mixed in with horrible tourist resorts)
"People who think they can do what they like" blah blah blah - What the fuck do you think the pyramids were built for other than the self-aggrandisement of some old Pharaoh?
Pharaoh Cheops ordering the construction of the pyramids 4000 years ago is exactly like these backpackers. Completely changed my mind now