Friday, April 03, 2009

A Touch Of Glass

Some Days He's Up, Some Days He's Down

Photograph copyright: DAVID McMAHON


What’s yellow and black and seldom stays still - but is not an advertising gimmick for Bee Movie? Here’s a clue - it only travels up and down. Not sideways. Not diagonally.

It has doors that open and close, and it covers a lot of ground every day, yet it never moves from where it is located.

Okay, so it’s a lift at Federation Square, here in Melbourne. But because it’s got glass on all four sides, it looks a bit different from the norm.

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16 comments:

Lew said...

The Metro (subway) here has similar glass enclosed devices to get us to the trains below. Not as colorful though.

Izzy 'N Emmy said...

Very nice capture of the everyday norm. How neat though, made of all glass!

AirmanMom said...

As always, David...I thank you for sharing a new way to see the world!
~AM

underOvr (aka The U) said...

Hi David,

Thanks for stopping by. I was trying to figure out what it was by the image decals but no success.

I'll stop in and peruse soon to get an idea what's on your menu.

Have a good weekend.

U

Ananda girl said...

I was a bit thrown off by the symbols on the side... it looks like you can go up and down, drink alcohol, boat and take pictures in that glass box. Now that would be an amazing thing! ;) Fun.

Yuli said...

awesome photo, love the different view. =]

Carrie and Troy Keiser said...

They have all glass elevators in some of the big city airports. They are pretty cool to ride in. Nice perspective.

Maggie May said...

Some of our shopping mall lifts have glass on all sides so that you can see the occupants and it is less claustrophobic for the occupants, I think.
Makes an unusual picture..

Shadow said...

oooooh, a bee..... you got me there, heeee heeee heeee

Cecily R said...

Ah...once again your cleverness got the better of me (course, it's almost 4 in the morning here, so maybe I have an excuse this time)!!

Great snap my friend!

Robin said...

I've always loved riding in glass elevators (harks back to a childhood love of Roald Dahl I suppose) but have mainly seen them in shopping malls and the occasional swanky hotel. A cityscape would make for a much nicer ride.

Mom24 said...

Very cool. I love glass elevators. The Bee Movie should have worked that in somewhere.

Janet said...

My grandmother's building has glass elevators. We can see the Hermitage (Andrew Jackson's home in Nashville) from it. Although now you mention it, the term lift is much more fun than elevator.

Daryl said...

Lots of all glass elevators (lifts) here .. the ones that climb the walls of one of the hotels is scary to ride in for me .. but then I am not a fan of heights (just of you!)

katherine. said...

an elevator....ahhhhhh....

lisaschaos said...

Who knew! I love how you call it a lift! Wonder why we call them elevators? They really do lift you, er uh, elevate you - ok, so now I see. :)