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A place called vertigo

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I hate heights, so, although I love this amazing structure in Norway, I'm not sure I could walk on it. The Aurland Lookout, created two years ago by Saunders Architecture, reaches out over the Aurland Fjord – and appears to fall into it.

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Todd Saunders, a Canadian architect based in Bergen, won first prize in a national competition by the Norwegian Highway Department to build a lookout for Aurland.

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Saunders and Tommie Wilhelmsen brought the precipitous platform into being in December 2005, and it was opened to the public in June 2006.

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Ever since, visitors have been walking right to its perspex edge and peering out over the precipice.

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Like I said, it looks amazing, but my knees are buckling just thinking about it. RM

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Images: Saunders Architecture

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