Thursday, January 14, 2010

Mind Your Step

Mind Your Step


Twenty-four thousand people will injure themselves this winter by slipping on snow and ice. This is a good spot for such an accident. The stairs between the shopping centre and the commuter station in Västerhaninge. At least there is the railing to hold on to.

18 comments:

Luis Gomez said...

That is a scary view!

Jacob said...

Yikes! And what if the railing is icy, too?

My sister fell and broke her hip on ice a couple of years ago. She still walks with a cane!

Very dangerous!

brattcat said...

Oh, my. I think I'd try to avoid those stairs on the icy days.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

In the USA someone would say that this scene is a lawsuit waiting to happen.

Leif Hagen said...

Careful, careful! Haste makes waste! Don't be in a hurry! C'est tous!

J Bar said...

An excellent shot of the stairway.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Olivier said...

il faut y aller doucement doucement, belle scène de rue

Kate said...

I was happy to see that the individual was using the railing. If I had to use those stairs on a regular basis, I would attach my YakTrax without hesitation. The steps look very ominous!!

kostas said...

Snow in Sweden,sunshine in Greece!
For the first time we have such difference in climate situations.
I would like to have snow for a few days!

Tinsie said...

This looks extremely slippery. I think I'd have chosen a different route.

Paul wynn said...

Whoa from the looks of things it looks like that person is going to get it bad!

In Three Rivers, Michigan said...

A brave mountain climber on her way up the stairs (also, a nice photograph.) The first few years that I lived in snow and ice I fell a lot, but have since learned how to walk on it. And wear those pointy things on the bottoms of my shoes!
Three Rivers Daily Photo

Jarart said...

I don't think that I would try that! Too scary.

Lois said...

They do look treacherous!

Scylla said...

Nä men titta! VH centrum :)

VP said...

This stairway would be an excellent target for a pacific use of a flamethrower!

Birdman said...

One false step and you're in for the ride of your life down those stairs. Beware!

Steffe said...

There's also a bike path here that is equally icy.

If you are going down the icy railing will make the decent a bit quicker I think Jacob!

In Haninge the office responsible for this is the Stadsbyggnadsförvaltningen. That's a long word isn't it!

Thanks J Bar.

YakTrax is a cheap way to stay away from the emergency room!

She made it to the top Paul!

Visst är det så.

I will pass that idea on to them Mr. Poet!
I hear you Kostas!