January 24, 2013

Hometown Hero

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He's at it again!  Sarasota native and death defying aerialist Nik Wallenda is preparing to walk over U.S. 41 on a high wire without a tether next week. He'll walk from a crane at the bayfront, over the road (traffic will be stopped), to the top of a 15-story condo building.  It should be very exciting!  Nik is the one who wowed the world last summer when he walked over Niagara Falls on a thin high wire through mist and swirling winds.  We all were so proud of that unbelievable feat!  (I posted about it here.) And, prepare to hear a lot more about him in the coming months.  He's going to walk over the Grand Canyon on live TV without a tether sometime in June.  Crazy? Unbelievable?  It's all part of the rich circus history in Sarasota.   He was being interviewed by a local TV station about his latest plans when I snapped this pic.  By the way, Nik is doing his walk next week to promote Circus Sarasota.

7 comments:

cieldequimper said...

So you're meeting celebs too?! :-)

Andy said...

Good luck Nik. He conquered Niagara Falls so this should be a walk in the park.

LOLfromPasa said...

Oh what fun!!!!!! (You taking this photo.) I can't imagine anyone doing what he does. Takes a lot of talent and guts.

SFlaGuy said...

I'm starting to think you might be more than a casual photographer. Did you need a press pass for this shot?

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I'm getting vertigo just thinking about this occurrance SRQ!

Kay said...

Have you seen "Man on Wire"? It's a good documentary.

Great shot!

Lowell said...

I don't understand people like this at all! I don't even like to stand on a step-stool! :-)