Saturday, February 26, 2011

The Joys of Escalators

On account on living in the middle of nowhere, my kids never ride escalators. To their utter delight they found out that escalators are pretty ubiquitous in DC.


There were many shouts of joy when they spotted the first one and the joy never diminished.


Our favorite one was the one in Rosslyn metro station. It is HUGE and when you are on it, it seems endless.


I found out that that particular escalator is the third longest continuous escalator in the world. We measured how long it took us to ride it from bottom to top. It took 2 minutes and 33 seconds.


Life is good with escalators around ^^
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Amy said...

Escalator ride for 2 minutes and 33 seconds, wow! Love your travel photos and your local scenery photos. :)
--Amy from Rkids

Kipawa said...

I used to work in Rosslyn, and I took that escalator many times. Never rode all the way up it - I always either ran or walked. It was always a good gauge of my fitness level.