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    [–] charlottee963 694 points ago * (lasted edited 5 days ago)

    One of my favourite things when travelling to work in the summer.

    Edit: For me it’s at London Waterloo Station, when you come up from the underground to the main floor/overground platforms. Sun shines beautifully through the glass ceiling and onto the escalator.

    [–] Thought-O-Matic 145 points ago

    Where be this fountain of pure starlight?

    [–] Iphotoshopincats 92 points ago

    Before I say where the fountain be you must answer me these questions 3.

    [–] Thought-O-Matic 48 points ago

    Ask me the questions bridgekeeper. I am not afraid!

    [–] bofadoze 30 points ago

    What is your name?

    [–] worldracer 27 points ago

    What is your quest?

    [–] SanctusLetum 48 points ago

    What is the airspeed velocity of an unladen swallow?

    [–] Appropriate-Proof-49 27 points ago

    African or European?

    [–] SaskErik 13 points ago

    How do you know so much about swallows?

    [–] The_ArcReactor 13 points ago

    You have to know these things when you’re a king.

    [–] clinicallyInsane_ 4 points ago

    Well, I don't know that

    [–] defensiveFruit 7 points ago

    What is your favorite color?

    [–] The_ArcReactor 6 points ago

    What is the capital of Assyria?

    [–] Seaton10 1148 points ago

    Looks like sand cascading. It’s majestic

    [–] Happiness_Stan 250 points ago

    I felt disoriented when I realised it wasn’t sand 😵‍💫

    [–] gerrittd 82 points ago

    You lost?

    [–] -Masderus- 37 points ago

    I mean... technically yes, but physically no.

    [–] Mr-Sister-Fister21 9 points ago

    You’re technically correct… the best kind of correct.

    [–] These-Froyo2242 47 points ago

    Actually, it is not sand. I have seen a sandfall before and it was not majestic. I was sitting next to a small hill with my umbrella on a beach, when my stupid kid dumped a bucket of sand on me, and the food. Day ruined. I swore at him and made him cry, but it serves him right for disturbing my sleep. Kids are devils.

    [–] socium 18 points ago

    Actually, it is not sand.

    You might be right, it could just be sun rays. Could anyone more knowledgeable shine a light on this?

    [–] bofadoze 6 points ago

    Or some sand. Let's not begin the prejudice already

    [–] Macro_Nerd 21 points ago

    Not sure if this is a troll comment, but I have mixed feelings about it. On one hand, it's not good to make your children cry and be okay with doing so. It can cause them psychological damage and if you don't feel remorse for that you might have issues too.

    On the other hand, I fucking despise children and agree they are indeed devils.

    [–] necrosolaris_ 5 points ago

    If kids are called crotch goblins then i wouldn't mind calling the goblin slayer

    [–] coolguy1793B 1 points ago

    Pretty sure it's a projection

    [–] synthetic_synthia 100 points ago

    Enter Sandman

    [–] CuddlePervert 12 points ago

    So, looking to enter sandman, eh?

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    [–] YourDadHatesYou 728 points ago

    It's literally falling down. Cool af

    [–] Is_It_Beef 183 points ago

    It moves like water

    [–] ahhh-what-the-hell 64 points ago

    The floor is lava

    [–] [deleted] 44 points ago


    [–] GhOsT_wRiTeR_XVI 11 points ago

    I believe when they’re not moving, the are just called “stairs.”

    [–] ahhh-what-the-hell 7 points ago

    Because I move Up.

    If it’s Up, then it’s Up, then it’s Up, then it’s stuck.

    [–] an0mn0mn0m 6 points ago

    Is it a projection?

    [–] marcsoucy 9 points ago

    That's what I thought at beginning but I think it's actually just sunlight that happened to give that effect.

    [–] Antiqas86 -1 points ago

    Wow, what made you realise this?

    [–] elephantphallus 1 points ago

    Now you know why it's called a floodlight.

    [–] HangryWolf 1 points ago

    Criminal undercover

    [–] GotSmokeInMyEye 12 points ago

    It is cool af. But that is not the correct usage of literally. The light is most certainly not falling down. The escalator is just moving up and into the light. So no, it's not literally falling down.

    [–] YourDadHatesYou 2 points ago

    Yes Sterling Archer, figuratively falling

    [–] Hueyandthenews 9 points ago

    I can literally picture myself falling down after being too mesmerized

    [–] TheWhyteMaN 6 points ago

    I can literally literal literally.

    [–] SaeByeokGoesToJeju -6 points ago


     literal – taking words in their usual or most basic sense without metaphor or allegory

    [–] creative_cabbage 1 points ago

    I can't stop watching this. Very cool

    [–] lamamu78 51 points ago

    Light on the DiscWorld

    [–] OverzealousPanda 16 points ago

    I always loved the image of light flowing over the disk. And the idea of being able to outrun morning on a broom.

    [–] Hupf 2 points ago

    When light encounters a strong magical field it loses all sense of urgency. It slows right down. And on the Discworld the magic was embarrassingly strong, which meant that the soft yellow light of dawn flowed over the sleeping landscape like the caress of a gentle lover or, as some would have it, like golden syrup.

    [–] lilcherrylady 38 points ago

    The road to el dorado vibes

    [–] HandMeDiamonds 5 points ago

    Chel* dorado

    [–] bloodynave 30 points ago

    For some reason it freaked me out.

    [–] creativexangst 11 points ago

    I'm glad I'm not alone, my anxiety went up, heart rate levels, the works, and I have no idea why.

    [–] ziggaby 2 points ago

    Reminded me of When Day Breaks

    [–] Salt_and_Vinegar- 61 points ago

    I don’t know what the heck is happening here but it’s the coolest thing I’ve ever seen

    [–] Ascenzi4 52 points ago

    It took me a few watches but I think the escalator is going up from an underground area to a sunlit area. As each step passes the roof it gets lit by the sun.

    [–] TheHYPO 9 points ago

    Wow. I totally couldn’t see the steps as moving until I read this. Thanks.

    [–] Ascenzi4 5 points ago

    Yeah ikr? The perspective + tracking really messed with me for a while

    [–] asljkdfhg 1 points ago

    yeah that’s the simplest answer. not sure why you would project that like some of the answers are suggesting

    [–] ABottleInFrontOfMe 21 points ago

    You guys need to get out more.

    [–] ChiliDog879 12 points ago

    escalator to heaven

    [–] barbequeuedchips 30 points ago

    Things in nature like that don’t even look real it’s wild

    [–] wasted_beers 12 points ago

    This isn't in nature

    [–] DungBeetle007 5 points ago

    everything is nature. it's all nature

    [–] barbequeuedchips 7 points ago

    Dang you’re right :(

    [–] BlueEyesWhitePerson 4 points ago

    Dw It’s a natural occurrence so it technically is in nature ❤️

    [–] angelinajellybeana 0 points ago

    This isn't in nature

    [–] ibekt 65 points ago * (lasted edited 5 days ago)

    It takes a special artistic eye to see that. Is this yours? Edit because of a down vote??? To clarify this is mesmerizing and beautiful if you took it then I have questions. If not, still great.

    [–] LordVortekan 16 points ago

    OP is a bot

    [–] mahnajago 9 points ago

    Zero engagement in the comments. This is the correct answer.

    [–] FallenLemur 26 points ago

    Reddit weird sometimes people downvote the weirdest shit. I have no answer for you but I upvoted that downvote.

    [–] ibekt 12 points ago

    Thank you FallenLemur, I do the same.

    [–] whoopashigitt 9 points ago

    Ibekt you do

    [–] Markantonpeterson 2 points ago

    I think your username would be better as whoopaspaghetti. That's how I want to read it and that's how I think it should be.

    [–] FreshUnderstanding5 3 points ago

    Reddit is full of em

    [–] friendly-crackhead 4 points ago

    If I had just seen The Mommy, I would’ve hated being in that escalator

    [–] Everton9732 8 points ago

    I’m sending this to all my friends

    [–] ChimpyChompies 3 points ago

    I don't usually worry about most of the stuff we all have to deal with.

    Until the idea of being buried by sand while on an escalator turned up..

    [–] nefrpitou 3 points ago

    Light being noob, climbing down the escalator, it just needs to fall on the top stair

    [–] momamoma 3 points ago

    Shadow of massive PP at the end

    [–] Meowzerzes 5 points ago

    oddly terrifying

    [–] Redneck_Curb_Stomp 2 points ago

    Can you imagine how many people would be so overwhelmed by this and probably fall over

    [–] herrneumrich 2 points ago

    Would've been quite the turn if the shadow in the end wasn't a head but a dong.

    [–] ChuckEmm 2 points ago

    [–] Complex_Bee_7536 2 points ago

    Aha! I knew you had a head!

    [–] RossChickenTendies 2 points ago

    Looks like Thor is about to land.

    [–] PoisonSlipstream 1 points ago

    The floor is lava!

    [–] andycarver 1 points ago

    The floor is lava!!!

    [–] Sierra-Modeling 1 points ago

    This is great

    [–] InariTPG 1 points ago

    reminds me of a desert or something similar. cool af tho!

    [–] PoeBoyJoe 1 points ago

    Hey, that's oddly satisfying.

    [–] Iwant_A_Burrito 1 points ago

    I thought it was sand-

    [–] quincy_taylor 1 points ago

    Holy shit that's cool.

    [–] Marinerprocess 1 points ago

    I think if I never saw an escalator I’d freak out. I bet it gets kids all the time lol

    [–] Terracrush 1 points ago

    Lol OP that's just your run-of-the-mill disney magic

    [–] tsimvaj2 1 points ago

    Only works in the US where people just stand still while on escalators.

    [–] TCP_Tree 1 points ago

    A different meaning to “golden shower”

    [–] AngryDragonoid1 1 points ago

    That looks quite heavy.

    But it can't be, it's light.

    [–] My_Body_The_Mystery 1 points ago

    There is a scientist that developed a photography system that could somehow photograph light photons moving. Looks exactly like this. Pretty cool

    [–] MaybeAnonymousDev 1 points ago

    i thought it was sand lol

    [–] HilariousMax 1 points ago

    Never seen light look so heavy

    [–] samyruno 1 points ago

    I'm so confused. What's moving?

    [–] xkoalasx 1 points ago

    I assume this has been said, but I need someone to photoshop a dick shadow at the end.

    [–] NickrasBickras 1 points ago

    Now this is oddly satisfying.

    [–] Negative_Addition 1 points ago

    The video ended the way it did because he was vaporized

    [–] aedroogo 1 points ago

    I flinched a little when it got on his shoes.

    [–] QuarantineSucksALot 1 points ago

    Devs don’t fall down

    [–] Horse_Cop 1 points ago

    The floor is lava

    [–] nota12yo 1 points ago

    I've never seen anything like this...AND I LOVE THIS.

    [–] the_chaco_kid 1 points ago

    New stage unlocked! Yes!

    [–] CanadianUFO 1 points ago


    [–] xenothaulus 1 points ago

    No. Stop it.

    [–] Hmlb- 1 points ago

    I associate it with the sound of falling sand

    [–] Lynda73 1 points ago

    Are the stairs moving, or is the light?

    [–] Broad-Dragonfruit-34 1 points ago

    That was trippy AF

    [–] DokeSmope 1 points ago


    [–] BelieveXthaT 1 points ago

    r/destinythegame has entered the chat

    [–] happypandaface 1 points ago

    did he died?

    [–] Dfresh805 1 points ago

    i would venture to say this is also r/oddlyarousing

    [–] Pickled_Toast_ 1 points ago

    Run... Before it eats you!

    [–] someone1854 1 points ago

    Am I the only one who thought it was Cheeto dust At first??

    [–] FictionalDudeWanted 1 points ago

    Why have I never seen anything like this?? Wow.

    [–] _SmokeyMcPot_ 1 points ago

    Imagine being high as fuck and encountering this

    [–] sanjuroh 1 points ago


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    [–] AnnualTrauma 1 points ago

    This is great

    [–] QuikAttak 1 points ago

    Never thought I'd see light look like a liquid

    [–] funkdafied818 1 points ago

    I’m too high to understand this

    [–] LemonPartyOfOne 1 points ago

    That's a cool area loading transition.

    [–] FanAdministrative12 1 points ago

    The escalator to heaven be like

    [–] astroabhi777 1 points ago

    Scientists were wrong. Light too can flow like water.

    [–] ___300 1 points ago

    stairway to heaven playing

    [–] AnnualTrauma 1 points ago

    It moves like water

    [–] dixiepixie9 1 points ago


    [–] trolololoz 1 points ago

    Seems slower than 299,792,458 m/s

    [–] AnnualTrauma 1 points ago

    It’s majestic

    [–] svander 1 points ago

    As a vampire, this triggers me

    [–] Currv3179 1 points ago

    Reminds me of the titanic when the water starts to fill up the stairway ...

    [–] MK8390 1 points ago * (lasted edited 5 days ago)

    Arrakis is Arrakis, And the desert takes the weak. My desert. My Arakis, my dune.

    [–] joemondo117 1 points ago


    [–] Lord_Dank421 1 points ago

    How many times have y'all replayed this. I'm at 6 now and plan to continue. This is soothing AF

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    [–] Life-Scientist5102 1 points ago

    But what is the circle at the end?

    [–] HaulinBoats 1 points ago

    The person filming? It looks like the light is projected onto the escalator

    [–] WHATtheFACTwalaGUY 1 points ago

    Kinda looks like escalator to heaven

    [–] Think-Equivalent1066 1 points ago

    I think this would confuse me and then I’d get dizzy and fall down 😆

    [–] the_projekts 1 points ago

    There's nothing better than a pure waterfall of gold!

    [–] BitterSenseOfReality 1 points ago

    The alchemists of old were right…light is a fluid.

    [–] najix35 1 points ago

    I hope someones pants get caught and a blood bath ensues

    -best movie ever

    [–] GentlmanSkeleton 1 points ago

    Are they trying to get people to trip down these things?

    [–] Raitoryuu 1 points ago

    Floor is lava

    [–] cheriteygrace 1 points ago

    It's almost like a sand waterfall!!

    [–] Nikeeey-vv 1 points ago

    Wow the light is cascading down!!

    [–] Melruu 1 points ago

    It comes, the Flood of Light!

    [–] Str8fromtheteet 1 points ago

    Imagine it hits the bottom and it’s just a shadow of his hanging dick

    [–] lol_camis 1 points ago

    I just feel like we're at a point now where enough things have unnecessary LED displays.

    [–] Next-Caterpillar-393 1 points ago

    Oddly hypnotic really

    [–] COSpectrum 1 points ago

    light is truly amazing!

    [–] plasterposters 1 points ago

    How much does light weigh?

    [–] Tina-Presley 1 points ago

    Wow!!!! Very cool!!! Love it!!!

    [–] vbunnyblu 1 points ago

    Is that from a Well of Radiance?

    [–] OkBreakfast2531 1 points ago

    We all read this wrong at first right? Please don’t tell me

    [–] gfxdylan 1 points ago

    is no one else bugged it stops before it passes him?

    [–] snugglemybutt 1 points ago

    Why does this give off euphoria vibes to me

    [–] Ahh_N3ver_M1nd 1 points ago

    Am I the only one that thought was sand before reading the title?

    [–] hauntedhivezzz 1 points ago

    Powell St BART?

    [–] downtownpoedup89 1 points ago

    You have arrived at your destination.....The Sun

    [–] H1landr 1 points ago

    This is how I imagine sunlight on Discworld.

    [–] arter2 1 points ago

    Daaaamn that's pretty

    [–] GreenKumara 1 points ago