Stairway to Heaven

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stairway 1

I was gonna post this under stumbles, but it’s so interesting, that I think it deserves it’s own dedicated post.

The above looks like a Stairway to Heaven doesn’t it?  Well it’s all just a trick of the photographer.  That’s the magic of perspective.  And unlike those annoying regular tourist photos of people stepping on each other, and monuments.  This one actually looks good.  In fact, this is one piece of modern art that I would seek out.  Were it not in Australia, I probably would end up going sooner, but since that’s on the opposite side of the world, and I have 50 or so National Parks that I still have to visit, it’ll be awhile before I get there.  (Also assuming that it’s still there)

The art piece is called Diminish and Ascend artist David McCracken, and here’s what it actually looks like:

stairs 2

It’s still hard to tell that it doesn’t go on forever.  It’s really just all in prespective and how it gets smaller as it goes up.  Being on a cliff helps the illusion.

stairs 3

Does anyone know it this is still around, or if it was taken down and melted?  It was made of aluminum, that’s a fair amount of metal there…

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