If you are looking for some interesting photos of escalators there are two places you can look. First, head over to EW’s Photo Contest voting page. Here, you can view 35 different escalator and moving walkway photos and even vote for your favorite. But hurry, voting ends May 31st.
Next you can visit Japanese photographer Miha Tamura’s website and view hundreds of escalator photos from Japan and around the world. According to a quote at theverge.com, Tamura doesn’t call her work art; instead, she explains that she chooses “the photographs where you can best understand the whole picture and what is special about the escalator.”
I stumbled upon this video recently on Rick Steves YouTube Channel and thought that I would share. If you are not familiar with Rick Steves, he is an author and host for a travel show on American Public Television. In this video he focuses on a destination dispatch system in a hotel in Jerusalem. Although destination dispatch has been around for a good while many people still have not encountered them in their travels or workplace. So, for the “non elevator industry” folks it is a different and neat experience.
Many city skylines are beautiful from any view. Just check out those sent in for EW’s 2013 Photo Contest in the category of Skylines and Tall Buildings. Add a waterfront and just the right timing, and you get a whole new amazing perspective. Just take a look at these impressive photo’s from Gizmodo and Scene 360 here and here.
The Burj Khalifa is a beautiful building and the worlds tallest at 2,722 feet. But, in a thunderstorm, it sounds like it may just fall apart. I’m not sure about you but this would pretty much convince me to find alternative sleeping arrangements. You can read the full story about the video at Gizmodo.com.
So the past few days have been full of meetings, industry networking and presentations. But, make no mistake, this year’s forum enjoyed many good times. On Tuesday (April 30), which also happened to be your reporter’s birthday, the group went to Knibbe Ranch for the evening. I had the pleasure of having the entire forum sing me “Happy Birthday” near a camp fire; it was very nice. I tell you, the elevator industry knows how to conduct serious business and indulge in good times. I don’t want to spoil anything by providing too much information before I write the story, so I have just included a picture of myself sitting on a very large Texas longhorn. They dared me to. Only kidding, it was fun, and the longhorn was very gentle. The picture is a bit blurry, my apologies.
Now, on to something more elevator related. I took a few pictures of the elevators in the hotel IAEC 2013 was held at. The elevators appear to be Schindler equipment.
I must say the ceilings in this elevator are pretty neat. I used the elevator all day and had no idea until toward the end of the night. Of course, I HAD to take a picture to share with our readers. Yesterday’s activities were enjoyable and long….today is looking to be even longer, but I am sure it will be just as fun! Stay tuned for more fun travel photos.
Hello All. I am currently attending the International Association of Elevator Consultants (IAEC) in San Antonio, and my oh my is it warm. Though I am a native Texan, I still cannot seem to get used to the heat. The event got a great start with its board meeting, and I spent some time taking pictures and talking to elevator folks over lunch. I sat next to industry veteran Patrick Carrajat and enjoyed a conversation about the history of the elevator industry, and the museum he started in New York City (stay tuned for some updates regarding that). Event registration begins soon so I need to sign off, but I wanted to share my view. More to follow during the week.
Just a quick glance at the Riverwalk, which runs through the city.