Painting the soffits of a three-storey building while simultaneously practising for the gymnastics in the 2016 Olympics – is that wise?

Thanks to MB Lewis for photographing this worker and his colleagues in Kathmandu providing the finishing touches to a Nepalese hotel. He comments: “Standing barefooted, on a single bamboo pole, no harness, no helmet, no hope if they ever fell.”

And by the way, no, it's not, we understand, one of those Hyatt hotels (see below)…

Worker balanced on scaffold poles

Shot of the hotel front