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Old March 26th, 2006, 01:26 AM   #21
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Wow, the one in France is pretty high.....
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Old March 26th, 2006, 05:46 PM   #22
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Some more pictures of Barcelona's:

Over the Port


Great views




Excelent panoramic from top of Montjuic mountain ('stolen' from Ralf Brown at http://www.pbase.com/ralf/image/32336328)
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Old March 27th, 2006, 09:24 AM   #23
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As mentioned, there are several in Barcelona and it's metro area.

Madrid also has one near the center (crossing a major park)
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For only $2.45 you can soar over Madrid in an aerial cable car, the teleferico, and get a great panoramic view of the city. And the tram station is practically in the city. The blue dangling aerial car will take you aloft from the western edge of town and let you off 11 minutes later in Madrid's largest park, the Casa de Campo. It begins by lifting you above the chapel of San Antonio de la Florida, with its Goya frescoes. Soon you cross the Manzanares River. To one side you have a fine view of the Royal Palace and the Almudena Cathedral. You will recognize the big train station, Estacion del Norte. Moments later you are over the treetops of the Casa de Campo. Spot the lake and the amusement park, in case you want to visit them. In the park itself, the cable car will drop you off, or you can make the return trip. Near the terminal is a cafe that serves drinks and snacks. It's a 10-minute stroll to the amusement park, 15 minutes to the zoo. Until Oct. 1 the cable car runs from 11 A.M. to 2:30 P.M., stops for lunch and reopens from 4:30 to 9:30 P.M. After that until the end of March, it runs only on weekends and holidays.
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Lisbon has one in the Parque das Nações. It runs along the waterfront.


And Grenoble (France) has one of the most impressive urban ones, crossing the river from the city and rising into the mountains.


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Old March 27th, 2006, 11:15 AM   #24
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This one is in Grenoble, France (Téléphérique de La Bastille)

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Old March 27th, 2006, 11:16 AM   #25
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Ooops JustMe, you're too fast for me
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Wow, the one in France is pretty high.....
Yeah, from 1030m to 3777m in 10x10min, it's a nice trip

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Old March 27th, 2006, 09:25 PM   #27
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Some more pictures of Barcelona's:

Over the Port
It looks like the top of Eiffel tower!
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Old March 27th, 2006, 09:42 PM   #28
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Vancouver, Canada: Grouse Mountain Peak Tram
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Old February 25th, 2007, 05:41 PM   #29
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Do the funiculars as commuter count?
If yes.
There are two funiculars in Zurich(CH)-Seilban Rigiblick and Polybahn
There are also two funiculars in Bern(CH)-Marzilibahn and Gurten Bahn
And finally Fun'ambule in Neuchatel(CH)
If no.
There is a aerial tramway in Zurich-Uetlibergbahn
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Old February 25th, 2007, 07:27 PM   #30
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If the one in Düsseldorf counts then there are ones in Dortmund and Wuppertal that should be on here too. The Dortmund line just runs from a subway station around a university campus. It was built in the 1970's and only runs when classes are in session. The Wuppertal line runs through town over the river and up some city streets. It can be pretty exciting to ride on, especially when it sways in the wind and you can see the rock-lined river bed below. It was built in the 1800's.
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Old February 25th, 2007, 07:48 PM   #31
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Old February 25th, 2007, 09:20 PM   #32
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there is a very cool one that is just finishing up construction in portland oregon. it is supposed to put portland on the map, and be the golden gate bridge, the space needle, or the statue of liberty of portland. In short it is supposed to be portland's postcard shot.
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Old February 25th, 2007, 10:35 PM   #33
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nice photos dougall5505
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Old February 26th, 2007, 09:22 AM   #34
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If the one in Düsseldorf counts then there are ones in Dortmund and Wuppertal that should be on here too. The Dortmund line just runs from a subway station around a university campus. It was built in the 1970's and only runs when classes are in session. The Wuppertal line runs through town over the river and up some city streets. It can be pretty exciting to ride on, especially when it sways in the wind and you can see the rock-lined river bed below. It was built in the 1800's.
Sounds great, do you have photos for all of these?
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Old February 26th, 2007, 06:59 PM   #35
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Dortmund has a system called the H-bahn. It consists of small driverless cabins suspended from metal guideways. They get up to 16m above the ground. It travels around the university, connecting 2 campuses and a business park. The entire system cost about 30 000 000 euro and was built in stages between 1984 and 2003. I took the train out to the university to ride it but the station was closed since class wasn't in session.


The system in Wuppertal is a little more like a monorail. Called the Schwebebahn, it runs through the city mostly over a river. It was built between 1898 and 1901 and runs much like a metro. It's suprisingly crowded as well.


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Old March 1st, 2007, 12:45 AM   #36
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Wuppertal's is oldest of this kind in the world!

It is so nice...
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Old March 1st, 2007, 01:06 PM   #37
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Chamonix, France. Very scary.


The view
Chamonix is not a big city ( 10,000 inhab)...

An other gondola (Le Brevent) in Chamonix:
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In Medellin:








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Old March 1st, 2007, 02:53 PM   #39
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Some other photos and informations about Grenoble:















































After 1934:





Between 1951 and 1976 (probably before the Olympic Games in 1968)



http://www.bastille-grenoble.com/
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In Toulon, le old "Telepherique du Mont Faron":






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