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15 + 4 points

The Highest Place by Tøm, GYØ Daryl, GYØ Neil

October 11th, 2008 6:38 PM / Location: 52.607926,1.7291879

INSTRUCTIONS: Go to the highest point of anything.

Finding the highest place in a place notorious for being flat generally means that when you find a place that could well be the highest place in your flat place... Well, it's going to be a man made structure.

But where to look in Yarmouth? What area are we looking at? Is it a small area, or the whole town? Where is the most interesting high up place? Should we find a place and then define an area, or define an area and find the place?

This task has a lot of ways to complete it whilst still fulfilling the requirements. I mean, the highest point in my study that it's humanly possible to get would be standing on the desk. But that wouldn't make for a very interesting praxis now, would it?

Looking at Yarmouth itself, there are three high points which spring to mind. The Atlantis tower, as featured on our rather stylish LocalZero logo, recently reopened as a viewing tower after having a rather nasty dose of asbestos removed from it, would be one of them. The quite new addition, 'The Yarmouth Eye', which is at the far end of the seafront and rather shiny lookin', and finally Market Gates, the main place to shop in Yarmouth, which is currently undergoing some rather bus-disrupting building work.

Now, luckily for us we have a little experience in reaching a higher altitude in Great Yarmouth. And as you can see, we seem to have a favourite.

Now, merely scaling the carpark would be a pretty lame completion, and to be honest not that fun either. However, remember that building work I mentioned earlier? Well, it produces another level to scale. It's higher than the highest place, making it the new highest place in our place to select a highest place from! Place!

The bit of a roof that's not quite the top of the roof, but not quite the underneath of the roof either is rather springy. It was like walking on a giant sponge. Except the giant sponge was a shopping centre, and the view was nice. Very nice. Oh, and the sponge was covered in air-ducts and exterior light fittings. Perhaps is was more like an unfinished shopping centre extension than a sponge after all. Ah well, maybe one day we'll climb a giant sponge, and then I can write a praxis about that, but until then, shopping centre extension.

Praxis shot


It was pretty damn cool, and the fact that a construction worker saw us, spoke to us, but told us so long as his boss didn't catch us we were alright to keep looking around just made it better.

So this is the highest point of Market gates, which is the highest point of the centre of Yarmouth.

See the photos and captions for more.

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Praxis shot
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Neil: roof 1.JPG
Neil: roof 2.JPG
The World of Parking?!
Also, Madrid in Yarmouth.jpg
Market Gates Extension.jpg
Dont look down.jpg
Epic man is epic.jpg
Past Omnomnom.jpg
Carpark view.jpg
Epic Daryl Pose.jpg
Epic Daryl Pose 2.jpg
Exit Thataway.jpg
Scaffold 4.jpg

3 vote(s)

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uk, roofaccess, height, marketgates, climb, greatyarmouth, roof

25 comment(s)

(no subject)
posted by GYØ Ben on October 12th, 2008 3:32 AM

You got some gorgeous pictures here!

(no subject)
posted by Adam on October 12th, 2008 9:05 AM

I don't mean to piss on your parade but this is not the highest point in Yarmouth nor even the immediate vicinity of the car park.

Saying that I do like the photos.

(no subject)
posted by Adam on October 12th, 2008 9:07 AM

Also I'm going to West Runton soon. Hoorah.

(no subject)
posted by GYØ Ben on October 12th, 2008 10:31 AM

Adam is, in fact, correct. It is not the highest point of Yarmouth. Negative comment voter, beware.

(no subject)
posted by Tøm on October 12th, 2008 10:53 AM


Not that I said it was the highest point of Yarmouth or anything.

(no subject)
posted by GYØ Ben on October 12th, 2008 11:43 AM

Yeah, but the task dictates this.

(no subject)
posted by Tøm on October 12th, 2008 12:23 PM

"INSTRUCTIONS: Go to the highest point of anything."

(no subject)
posted by Flea on October 12th, 2008 12:47 PM


The task could, strictly speaking, be fulfilled by climbing the highest point of a four foot high wall...

...or a desk.

(no subject)
posted by Adam on October 12th, 2008 1:10 PM

But it wasn't even the tallest part of the car park or shopping centre.


See? There are bits above where you are standing.

Don't get me wrong, I like the task, a good completion of Roof Access but not really a completion of The Highest Point.

(no subject)
posted by teucer on October 12th, 2008 1:13 PM

I like that a desk qualifies. But I'm with Adam - if you do it with a building, you'd better get to the highest place of the building or else you simply haven't done the task.

(no subject)
posted by Tøm on October 12th, 2008 1:33 PM

Would the desk have to be outside?

If it's inside, isn't it in the building? And the roof is higher?

(Also, feel free to tell us to unsubmit this, I meant to ask underneath the task description I posted but AOL crapped out)

(no subject)
posted by Adam on October 12th, 2008 1:37 PM

Not if you stated you were climbing to the highest point of the desk.

For example I want to go to the highest point of Norfolk in a few weeks but I'm presuming there are taller masts and when I get there a building will be there which is taller but I'm not setting out to get to the highest point of that.

(no subject)
posted by Tøm on October 12th, 2008 1:39 PM

Then you couldn't define it as the highest point of Norfolk, could you? The highest piece of undeveloped land in Norfolk would mean you finding unpaved areas or something along those lines....

(no subject)
posted by Adam on October 12th, 2008 2:01 PM

Highest point of Norfolk not in Norfolk. See the definition.

Yarmouth is great from above
posted by susy derkins on October 12th, 2008 8:43 PM

Thanks for doing this vertical photographic expeditions, that view with the wind farm wow.

(no subject)
posted by Ink Tea on October 12th, 2008 9:09 PM

Dear boys and others,

Bah! I think you completed it. Pooh to all naysayers.


(no subject)
posted by Tøm on October 13th, 2008 1:39 PM

Dear Inky,

Thanks. If we find another high place, we'll certainly explore it regardless.


Also, here's a photo from the bottom of the sign:


Bearing in mind that before the glassy bit starts, there's room for a double decker bus with plenty of space left.

(no subject)
posted by Adam on October 13th, 2008 2:44 PM

Oooh where I'll be working.

The highest place in GY is the top of the power station chimmney so you might want to look into that.

(no subject)
posted by Tøm on October 13th, 2008 4:43 PM

Power station?

Sounds more like this.

(I assume you mean the one on South Denes, right? We could write to them...)

(no subject)
posted by Ink Tea on October 13th, 2008 7:08 PM

Dear Boys,

I support improving tasks (strongly!), but I figured, for as often as I question completions, I should support viable completions with my words, too.


Ceiling Cat VOTE
posted by Minch on October 16th, 2008 4:03 PM


Cat votes are epic.
posted by Tøm on October 17th, 2008 1:31 AM


(no subject)
posted by Minch on October 19th, 2008 5:23 PM

When I get a kitty, I am going to make my own personalized lolz.

(no subject)
posted by Tøm on October 20th, 2008 9:31 AM

Please, please do.

I would vote for it.

(no subject)
posted by Minch on October 20th, 2008 11:08 AM

hahaha. I am cat sitting for the next week. I'll do my best to load up on lolz worthy photos of Mr Marcel for future cat voting.