Monday, May 9, 2011

Above the Skylight

Boom lift above the roof of the Central Market, LivornoThese brave guys are hovering above the skylight of the “Mercato Centrale” in the basket of a huge cherry picker. They are probably checking the state of the roof, made of Eternit boards, hence the protective gear.Cherry picker on the roof of the Central Market, LivornoThe truck parked on the side of the “Mercato Centrale”.Maneuvering the boom lift of a huge cherry picker, LivornoFrom below, a co-worker is carefully maneuvering the boom lift.

See also: On Top - Cherry Pickers

12 comments:

Luis Gomez said...

Great set of pictures VP.

Jack said...

I am very glad that I don't have a job requiring me to go up in cherry pickers like this, but I am very thankful for the skill and safety ethic of those who do.

Farmchick said...

That looks way too high up for me.

Randy said...

That would be fun and talk about views. I would not want to be the driver though, just for the responsibility.

Dina said...

Wow, you caught some dramatic pictures.
At first the suits made me fear the roof was of asbestos. (We still have some of those old roofs in the village.)
I didn't know the name Eternit. So is fibre cement dangerous too if it breaks?

cieldequimper said...

I didn't know this contraption had such a lovely name. I'd love to work on one of them.

La sonrisa de Hiperión said...

Estupendas todas tus fotos, un placer haberme pasado de nuevo por aquí.

Saludos!

Small City Scenes said...

I always wanted to go up in one of those cherry pickers---but then again....................MB

Cezar and Léia said...

Oh gosh, that first shot is impressive, I couldn't face that job.They look be part of some fiction movie or something like that! :)
Brave men.
Léia

EG Wow said...

I'm afraid of heights but I DO enjoy watching other people in those cherry pickers. I'd rather be the guy operating the machine at the bottom.

JM said...

The Mercato Central is beautiful! I always wanted to be up there in one of those baskets... :-)

Kaori said...

This crane is amazing! So high!