I'm Coming, Lord: Optical Illusion Stairway To Heaven

November 18, 2013

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This is David McCracken's 'Diminish and Ascend', a giant aluminum sculpture that looks like a stairway to heaven. It doesn't actually lead to the pearly gates though, it's just an optical illusion. It's really only 30-feet long and 15-feet high and is perched atop a hill at Bondi Beach in Australia. So trying to climb to the end will only result in a fall. What were you doing trying to sneak into heaven anyways? God generally frowns on that. "Did you just...?" Did I just what? "Did you just take money out of the collection plate when it was going around?" I thought it was like a give-a-penny, take-a-penny situation. "Well it's not." GOTTA RUN.

Keep going for two more shots in case you were wondering if the illusion works from other angles (it does!).

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Thanks to Chris C, who agrees heaven better have an escalator because I don't do stairs.

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