Asni’s Art Blog: Escalator

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ESCALATOR NO STAIRWAY / ESCALATOR TO HEAVEN, by David Celis – ChidoWear on DeviantArt.

Stairway to Heaven, Highway to Hell – escalators seem to encapsulate a lot of symbolism. From the glitzy promises of glamour offered by department stores, and the shiny futurism of airports and convention centres, to the grunge of graffiti covered subway entries and broken down technology, the images I found on DeviantArt this time, cover it all.

Again, it is mostly photographers who have engaged with this commonplace feature of modern architecture. There were a few photo manipulations and paintings in the mix, but they just weren’t interesting enough to make the cut for this blog post.

Some specific sets of escalators popped up in several versions: the escalator of the Umeda Sky building in Osaka, Japan, has caught the fancy of more than one photographer, and of course, there is always the London Tube: a descent into the underworld, 21st century style.

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Escalator, by Lukasz Kazimierz Palka – burningmonk on DeviantArt.

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escalator, by awjay on DeviantArt.

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An Escalator, by Kiran Kumar Kathiresan – Kiransigma on DeviantArt.

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Riding the Escalator, by Fredrik Jörgensen – Freggoboy on DeviantArt.

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Escalator, by Benjamin Becker – Benijamino on DeviantArt.

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Escalator, by Lukasz Kazimierz Palka – burningmonk on DeviantArt.

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Escalator Date, by Chi-fuyu on DeviantArt.

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Escalator, by JohnnySix on DeviantArt.

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Escalator, by Adam Krynicki – krynicki on DeviantArt.

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Escalator, by creativecircle on DeviantArt.

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Escalator, by nadav on DeviantArt.

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Kaufhof escalators, by Mintberry-Crunch on DeviantArt.

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Mahalo Escalator, by Hung Nguyen – truazn637 on DeviantArt.

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Escalator, by Pilot-AG on DeviantArt.

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escalator, by Rej-kun on DeviantArt.

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Escalator, by Guillaume Maximin – genr on DeviantArt.

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Escalator, by xmutiny on DeviantArt.

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Grand Central escalator, by Matt Maldre – spudart on DeviantArt.

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Escalator (London Tube), by FriendsForever123 on DeviantArt.

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PICC Escalator (Putraraya, Malaysia), by Mazwan Jamalluddin – MJ86v1 on DeviantArt.

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Escalator, by niXan on DeviantArt.

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Escalator shaft, by Ssaash on DeviantArt.

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Old escalator, by tod93cz on DeviantArt.

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Urban escalator, by Golubovic Slobodan – Golubovic36 on DeviantArt.

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Escalator to heaven or hell, by xinsation on DeviantArt.

All images are copyright the respective artists, and may not be reproduced without permission.

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