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Eschcalator

Up and down in style...
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We've all seen the Escher drawing of people going up and down stairs horizontally, vertically, sideways, and up-side-down in a beautifully silly arrangement that unfortunately defies normal gravitational law, in spite of my best efforts to lean really far and duplicate it on every moving staircase I hop onto.

Enter the Eschcalator. In addition to the normal stair and handrail mechanisms, built into the handrail sidewall are reclining platforms of various sizes made of clear plastic that line up with the vertical plane of certain steps, so to line up your feet with that step. Resembling chairs at the top and bottom, the footrests and backs fold flat in the midsection. If you can time it right, hop on, lean back, (or sideways if desired), and elevate in Escher style.

RayfordSteele, Sep 03 2003

escher dual portraits. http://www.insite.c...s/escher/hands.html
[Cedar Park, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 21 2004]

Would look great on the ceiling... http://www.art.com/...--33/M.C.Escher.htm
Look for 'Relativity.' [RayfordSteele, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 21 2004]

Jacobs ladder - Jerusalem. Notice the direction of the stairs http://he.wikipedia...%A2%D7%A7%D7%91.JPG
[pashute, Aug 20 2013]

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       Do you suppose that the bats in MCE's "Bats and Angels" navigate by eschcolocation?
beauxeault, Sep 03 2003
  

       beaux, that was almost painful.
waugsqueke, Sep 03 2003
  

       Doesn't sound like enough Eschersize.   

       Better bring your own pen, too.
Cedar Park, Sep 04 2003
  

       // not enough Eschersize //   

       Wait 'til you see the one going the other direction. Strap your ankles in...
RayfordSteele, Sep 04 2003
  

       Eschalator: stairway to heaven
JesusHChrist, Feb 20 2005
  

       baked in Jerusalem, see link...
pashute, Aug 20 2013
  
      
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