City of Stunts

Photos of urban daredevils, the world over.

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The urban infrastructure of the city has always spoken to the world's daredevils. Superheros have been using gigantic buildings, grimy sewers, and tight alleyways as their de facto playgrounds for decades. A generation of stunt-artists (some actually trained in the art of Parkhour) have followed suit. Below, photos of bold moves in cities around the world.

Tightrope walker Nik Wallenda pumps his fist into the air as he nears the end of his high wire walk over the California Avenue beach in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Wallenda's 1500-foot walk was watched by thousands of visitors to the famed boardwalk. (Tom Mihalek/Reuters)

A student takes part in a practice session of a stunt performance at Tagou Wushu School in Zhengzhou, Henan province. More than 1,500 students from the school will perform at the opening ceremony of the upcoming Asian Games to be held this November in Guangzhou, local media reported. (Donald Chan/Reuters)
Stunt motorcyclists make jumps during a freestyle motocross exhibition performance at the Liberty Square in Taipei. (Pichi Chuang/Reuters)
Member of the Les Studios de Cirque de Marseille performs "Race against time" during the festival "White Nights" in Burgos, northern Spain. (Felix Ordonez/Reuters)



Tightrope walkers perform on Brussels's Grand Place during an event marking the 30th birthday of the circus school of Brussels. (Francois Lenoir/Reuters)

About the Author

  • Amanda Erickson is a former senior associate editor at CityLab.