Today's Wonder of the World is...People Movers!
Like elevators and escalators and moving sidewalks.
We used to ride some really cool elevators in France. When you can see the ropes/chains in an elevator, it reminds you what a wonder they really are!
Kids know a good wonder when they see one, and most kids LOVE elevators.
They even like ordinary ones where you can't see the ropes.
Some kids are weird and like to flash their bare stomachs at the security cameras in elevators. And then they flash their stomachs to their dad, who is holding the camera.
Even cooler than an elevator is a dumbwaiter.
Here's one with a person stuffed inside.
That can't be comfortable.
Whenever I hear the word dumbwaiter, I think of this.
Don't you LOVE this book? I do.
Escalators are also amazing.
When we moved back home to the States, I had to retrain my children how to step on one and how to get off.
These look a little evil.
And then there is the wonder of the Moving Sidewalk.
Look. What a cute traveler!
My kids never just stood there on those things. They liked to dance, or walk backward, or jog ahead. (Yes, sorry, those were my children two-stepping past you.)
Moving sidewalks always make me think of this.
I thought I'd be like Daughter Judy by now. But no. I still walk my Astro--I mean Tanner--the normal way. And I like it like that.
But maybe someday.
There's always Tomorrow. Land.
Have a happy weekend everyone!
PS. All photos except the bare chested one are public flickr photos that I downloaded when I should have been writing my book. Thanks, Arlette, Netters!, loudstyle, and Express Monorail!