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OK all you engineers, How do they do this?!

Escherian Stairwell at the Rochester Institute of
Technology in New York . Four minutes well spent
watching this one.

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Amazing. Escher is one of my favorite artists. This print may have been the inspiration for the stairs. If you can blow it up to a larger size you can see the stairs at the top doing the same as in the video link. http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...Descending.jpg

Someone I consider a master woodworker once told me that a master woodworker is not someone who never makes mistakes. He is someone who is able to cover them up so that no one can tell.
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Now that is one of the things I'd have to see to believe.

"It ain't what you're told, it's what you know." - Granny Weatherwax
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Some days, the supply of available curse words is insufficient to meet my demands.
.....Call me a craftsman, artisan, or artistic, and I will accept that. Call me an artist and you will likely get a quite rude comment in return. I am not a @#$%ing artist.
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I'm still not sure this isn't a 'punked' thingy...
The Escherian Stairwell - Imagine RIT
Anybody here live in Rochester?
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One of the replys listed after the video refers to a snopes.com answer to the optical illusion. A photo illusion promoting video works. Pretty cool though.
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Don't tell the kids. They'll use it as an excuse for being back in the kitchen when they should be upstairs in bed!
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The Escherian Stairwell: Building a Modern Myth - YouTube

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