Monday, 5 October 2009

Here's a new way to stay in shape


I am not sure where this mountain top house or building is. Anyone know?

It took my fancy. All I know is if I lived there I would be very thin and a recluse. There is no way I would be dragging groceries up those stairs.

75 comments:

  1. I don't know where it is, but I couldn't get groceries up there either :)

    ReplyDelete
  2. You sure there's no hidden lift there? :P But yeah...that would be a cost-effective way to get fit!!

    ReplyDelete
  3. I'll bet there's an elevator built inside that mountain. Sheesh!

    We have 21 steps at our house (between the 1st & 2nd floors) and it's a workout for me everyday.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Where is this place? It looks incredibly amazing like a zippered egg.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Hi Lily, that looks amazing! it obviously is a tourist attraction... but if those are actually stairs, wow! i would need a rest per minute to make it to the top!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Yeah, I wouldn't drag my fat ass up those stairs, either. I'd sit at the bottom and eat straight out of the bags.

    ReplyDelete
  7. I am thinking its China and I would never ever venture up those steps. Whatever's up there better be good.

    ReplyDelete
  8. I would be calling take out every night. I wonder whatwould happen if you had a medical emergency. I guess you would have to get a helicopter up there. The view would want to be good.

    ReplyDelete
  9. You know what, I seriously think there is a nice sloping motorable road on the other side. Or an elevator in the middle. How do you think people delivered washing machines, and refrigerators and freezers there.

    Unless of course, its not a home. But say, something like a bank. In which case I hope the managers have to climb up those weird steps every single day. Come to think of it, wouldnt it be a great punishment for your bank, after you win your case ? :-)

    ReplyDelete
  10. lol! I've never seen something like that.

    ReplyDelete
  11. Groceries? Heck I doubt you could get anyone to deliver a pizza to that place.

    ReplyDelete
  12. My goodness! I would love to see who does live there. Don't think you would have to worry about robbers or burglers or anyone coming to see you!

    ReplyDelete
  13. OhMYGosh, me neither, perhaps I need to stay a summer there and get the rest of this wait off. Cuz I sure am tired of NOT eating the fun food.

    ReplyDelete
  14. Love it! But not very child-friendly -I'd be scared of falling off.

    ReplyDelete
  15. Well, that's surely one way to get away from it all!! I would definitely become a recluse if I lived there! And a thin one at that!!

    ReplyDelete
  16. Looks like a picture challenge. I thought maybe a reader might have identified it. I'll search around but I'm not sure what to search on - big egg looking zipper thing with a building on top?

    Maybe this is where Humpty Dumpty is from??

    ReplyDelete
  17. oh the wonders of internet searching - picture searching especially.

    It's El Peñol, Colombia

    Here's more pics and some description
    http://www.onourownpath.com/colombia/we-climbed-a-big-rock-el-penol-colombia/190/post

    that was fun - what do I win bragging rights?

    ReplyDelete
  18. Must be an elevator somewhere. Either that or they will need benches along the walk for people to rest. Maybe mountain climbing?

    ReplyDelete
  19. Hi dear Lilly,

    I have missed you and had to at least pop in and say "HI". I've been so busy, signing book contract in a couple of weeks and moving forward with THAT project finally. I'll announce it on my blog when it's a done deal. It's been a long long journey and there is much more to go but it sure is good to finally see this happening.

    I have missed being here and was just looking through some of your posts. I had to laugh over this one. See I would LOVE living here, because no one would bother me. I would have a lot of peace and quiet. People are going to think twice before climbing all those steps.

    I wouldn't mind climbing them every day. It would ensure I stay fit and healthy. I would just throw my pack on my back, put all my groceries in it and start trekking up and down and down and up, round and round. LOL!!! :)) Every day would be an adventure.

    I wonder if there is water up there? Like a well. That would be the hardest part to lug water for drinking bathing and laundry. Maybe the roof has rainwater tanks on it.

    Sending you love and hugs my dear beautiful friend.
    Robin

    ReplyDelete
  20. I´ve seen some weird houses on the net, but this is new to me. Funny, what people think of doing!

    ReplyDelete
  21. wow, since lisleman found it, I searched it's name on flickr, and found heaps more photos! What an amazing place!
    http://www.flickr.com/search/?q=El%20Pe%C3%B1ol&w=all

    ReplyDelete
  22. There's a tree house in Disneyland or California theme park that had what seemed like a million stairs. I thought I would die after we were finally done. My legs were actually wobbling. Then again there is a metal staircase in Yellowstone National Park that leads down to the Lower Falls on Uncle Tom's trail and there are over 300 steps. That was quite a journey. Unfortunately they had some loose rocks fall this year and it took out a chunk of the staircase and it is now closed until they repair it.
    Good job Lisleman.

    ReplyDelete
  23. So glad lisleman gave us the scoop! What an interesting rock :) With a snack bar on top! Other than that not much of an explanation, just a leaves it to our imagination.

    ReplyDelete
  24. I'm hoping the escalator is around the back!

    Pearl

    ReplyDelete
  25. Woo Hoo Lisleman - I will mention you on my blog. Always knew you were the clever kind.

    ReplyDelete
  26. Holy cow is that the only way up?? Kind of cool looking though!

    ReplyDelete
  27. That AWESOME. would be putting in an ELEVATOR thats for damn sure. :) That would be so much fun though.

    ReplyDelete
  28. Geez, there's no way my hobbit legs would get up those! I'd be camping at the bottom.

    ReplyDelete
  29. Hi Lilly, I think its either a house or temple....but climbing those steps no joke.
    If living there, buy a long rope, use as a sling with a basket one end....should solve the eating problems, ha ha.
    Have a nice day, Lee.

    ReplyDelete
  30. That has to be a meditation point or a temple of some sort. My knees would die pretty quickly. If it were me, after awhile I'd build some sort of tram.

    ReplyDelete
  31. Great post! To me, I think the more interesting question is WHY? I guess the builder had worries about security, eh? :)

    ReplyDelete
  32. Think I'll stick to my usual three- times-a-week down at the gym.

    ReplyDelete
  33. You are going to think I am crazy, but that looks like a whale, the mouth and teeth and an eye, oh well, have a nice weekend.

    ReplyDelete
  34. Goodness me! That is highly (!) unusual!

    ReplyDelete
  35. So glad I stumbled on your lovely lovely blog today, it's always nice to find other blogger out and about on the net!

    I must tell you that I like like like your nice blog!

    Agneta & Sweden

    ReplyDelete
  36. Just glad I'm not the postman or the window cleaner

    ReplyDelete
  37. Just glad I'm not the postman or the window cleaner

    ReplyDelete
  38. That is what husbands and kids are for! And you can make them take out the trash also! :o)

    ReplyDelete
  39. You wouldn't get a lot of trick or treaters either!

    ReplyDelete
  40. Good Lord I am not sure that I would ever get up there in the first place, let alone EVERYDAY. I think I would just stay home. I like the idea of ordering in or making the husband and kid do it. Trash would be easy, roll it down.

    ReplyDelete
  41. Where are you Lilly?

    ReplyDelete
  42. Lilly have you gone to live in the Mountain House and turned into a recluse ? WE ALL miss you !

    ReplyDelete
  43. I couldn't even get up there! With or without groceries:)

    ReplyDelete
  44. Oh goodness, I'd hate to be the pizza delivery boy.

    ReplyDelete
  45. Makes me tired just looking at it!

    ReplyDelete
  46. that's kingkongs back rest! ;)

    hope you visit back! linked you!

    ReplyDelete
  47. That is one helluva climb :)

    ReplyDelete
  48. ha ha i love it....that is how i should loose weight buy a house on a large hill or mountain, thanks for the tip!

    ReplyDelete
  49. lilly your post was on a Monday - that has me thinking -

    Monday Monday, so good to me,
    Monday Monday, it was all I hoped it would be
    Oh Monday morning, Monday morning couldn't guarantee
    That Monday evening you would still be here with me.

    Monday Monday, can't trust that day,
    Monday Monday, sometimes it just turns out that way
    Oh Monday morning, you gave me no warning of what was to be
    Oh Monday Monday, how you could leave and not take me.

    ReplyDelete
  50. Lilly - as Banoffi says. We miss your words of wisdom!

    ReplyDelete
  51. hi! your visit today will be greatly appreciated friend...moreso with a message ;)

    ReplyDelete
  52. Hey you turn your comments on.

    ReplyDelete
  53. Lovely to have you back, my sweet dear friend.
    Horses for courses!
    Thinking of you often and hope you are travelling well.
    Big hugs
    Peggy xxxx

    ReplyDelete
  54. Please stop by my blog - I'm presenting your blog an award.

    honest scrap award

    ReplyDelete
  55. Pls turn your comments on.
    Glad you are back. I am still struggling to get on to my horseback.
    Cheers!

    ReplyDelete
  56. Well... if I can't comment to the blog post above it, I go one below it. Hehe. Loved the post.

    Never been on a horse, but I get the meaning. I did go to a horse race one time and made a bet (my horse won). I was able to see the horses prior to the race and thought the one I placed the bet with LOOKED fast. Lol.

    Loved the names of the horses... and a psychiatrist for an animal.. ah, this world is crazy, guess that goes for any type!

    ReplyDelete
  57. I haven't been by in ages but I hope all is well down under! At least your temps are getting warmer and not colder like us!!

    Big hugs!

    ReplyDelete
  58. Thinking of you! Hope you are doing well. Miss your witty posts!

    ReplyDelete
  59. the stairs look a bit rickety

    Hope you're well

    Loved your next post on Horses

    Merry Christmas

    Love

    Henry

    I think SJP does look a tad equine

    ReplyDelete
  60. MERRY CHRISTMAS - hope you come back to blogging next year.

    ReplyDelete
  61. Hope you are shining and smiling dear Lilly.
    Thinking of you and wishing you a very happy Christmas and may all your dreams come true in 2010.
    Lots of love
    Peggy xxx

    ReplyDelete
  62. No place to leave a comment on your last Post...But I just wanted to say that I hope 2010 will be a truly wondedrful year for you and yours, Lilly....I hope you are okay. I miss your posts and your visits. Life takes us in different directions sometimes, I know, but....Still, I wish you were still blogging, my dear. I hope all is well with you, my dear.

    ReplyDelete
  63. I seriously worry - after reading that horse post you maybe on the wanted list ;-)

    I just wanted to tell you that reading your blog brought me wonderful moments in 2009! Thank you so much!

    I wish you a marvelous, stilettolicous 2010!

    ReplyDelete
  64. Where are you, my friend?? I hope you had a nice Christmas and all the best to you in 2010!

    ReplyDelete
  65. I hope your ok out there! Been awhile since I said hello!

    ReplyDelete
  66. is this blog still working - knock knock hello? anyone in there? the lights are on but no one is home.

    ReplyDelete
  67. Wishing you a Happy New Year.

    I hope that you are doing well.

    ReplyDelete

Thanks for your comments.