Friday, May 10, 2013

A stairway called Escherian

You might ask what is an Escherian Stairway? Have you ever heard of a mobius strip? A mobius strip is a strip of paper that wraps around onto itself. If place a pencil on one side of a mobius strip and start drawing a line, you will draw on both sides of the paper and end up back where you started.

Mobius Strip

Similar to the Mobius strip, the Escherian stairway also wraps back on itself. You would walk up the stairs, only to find yourself back where you started. 

Escherian Stairway

So is it possible to physically build a set of stairs like this? Check out this video.

So what do you think?? Leave a comment and share your thoughts.


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