Roller Coaster Walkway

Photo: Eichental/Flickr

Look closely. See something odd about the photo above?

That's right, folks - that's the Crouching Tiger and Turtle, a roller coaster walkway in Duisburg, Germany.

Kuriositas has the story:

It stands about eleven meters in height and is part of the city’s Capital of Culture project. Crouching Tiger and Turtle, Magic Mountain (to give it its full name) is a work by sculptors Ulrich Genth and Heike Mutter. Visitors are encouraged to follow the twists and turns of the roller coaster and enjoy the surrounding Ruhr landscape from slightly different perspectives than usual! [...]

Yet why the name? According to one of the sculptors, Heike Mutter, the roller coaster represents acceleration and the high speed of a tiger but the sightseer has to investigate it step by step like a turtle.

Link - via The Presurfer

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