Photo of the Week

These images are of an escalator located in the National History Museum in London.  According to Wikipedia, the escalator ride is called “Visions of Earth” and ascends continuously over two stories, then passes through a model globe.  The walls around the escalator show the major stars in the night sky and the planets in the solar system. When first opened, the globe rotated around the escalator, with dramatic sound effects based on Jimi Hendrix’s “Third Stone from the Sun”, attempting to give an impression of the flux in the core of the Earth.

Pretty cool.   Here is also a short video I found on YouTube.

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