By Michael Scott
Sacre Bleu! A talented slackliner stunned Parisian crowds as he tiptoed across the Paris skyline – balancing only on a length of rope.
Professional slackliner Nathan Paulin, from France, made the 670 metre walk from the Eiffel Tower, across the Seine and onto the city’s Trocadero – 70 metres in the air.
Nathan, 23, made the crossing in just over 37 minutes – in what is believed to be the world’s first highline from the famous landmark.
The daredevil began his walk from the first floor of the tower, after a team of volunteers spent the whole night rigging up the wire and performing safety checks.
Australian photographer Aidan Williams captured the feat, which happened last weekend, on camera.
Aidan said: “It was such an exciting event to photograph, and such a surreal sight to see someone apparently walking across the sky against such a famous backdrop.
“Thousands of people below were absolutely transfixed to Nathan’s walk.
“They were absolutely transfixed. Normally in a location so close to the Eiffel tower it can be a bit chaotic on ground level. But when he was walking people stopped to watch and then gave him an emphatic applause at the end of his walk.
“This event was a was great success, not only for Nathan, but for the sport of highlining.”