RollerCoaster on The Saint-Nicolas stairs

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I was going down The St. Nicolas stairs on Thursday on my way to Gemmayze when I noticed what looks like a small roller coaster set up on a big portion of the 500 meters staircase. I am not sure what it is being used for but I noticed a construction site at the end of the wooden railway so I am guessing they set it up to carry building materials down the stairs.

It would be fun if someone, Red Bull for example, comes up with a fun game where you go down the stairs on a roller-coaster wearing a costume (maybe during Easter) and jump off it into some pool or huge air mattress. Another idea would be a “Jump and Freeze” event but that’s more suitable for Faraya/Mzaar or the Cedars. Either ways, I will be the first to take part in such a fun event.

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On a last note, I just realized that the Saint Nicolas Stairs, also known as L’Escalier de Saint-Nicolas or L’Escalier de L’Art, is the longest staircase in the Middle East with 125 steps. [Link]

6 thoughts on “RollerCoaster on The Saint-Nicolas stairs

  1. Raghid

    I’m not sure it’s the longest in the middle east. There’s a staircase connecting Dhour to Chweir that’s probably more than 125 steps.

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      1. Raghid

        Give me a few months till it’s warm and sunny and some energy to climb the 125+ stairs up and down and I’ll give you the exact number :p

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