Thursday, 23 April 2015

What's Under The Escalator?

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  1. You know I have often pondered this question. Especially those escalators with the eerie green lights that you can see through narrow openings of the moving stairs. Frightening to think about and now you have confirmed all those fears!

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  2. This is interesting re: First escalator in Britain, according to Wikipedia: Piat installed its "stepless" escalator in Harrods Knightsbridge store on Wednesday, November 16, 1898, though the company relinquished its patent rights to the department store. Noted by Bill Lancaster in The Department Store: a Social History, "customers unnerved by the experience were revived by shopmen dispensing free smelling salts and cognac." The Harrods unit was a continuous leather belt made of "224 pieces . . . strongly linked together traveling in an upward direction," and was the first "moving staircase" in England.

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  3. Now I know why I've always been scared to step onto one.

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  4. Great image Michael - it probably was like this in some of the big stores leading into their funghi departments.

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  5. I guess the fungi will come up sometime! Great collage Michael.

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  6. It's like the bogeyman under the bed...they say it's not real, BUT we all know it's/they're really there....!

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    1. OMG Lynn...that would be a great collage!

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  7. So this is the riddle is solved! Thank you, Michael - I will always think on it next time, taking the escalator!

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