Nighttime in China 2 – Department Store Ramp (instead of escalator), originally uploaded by Serenity in China.
This ramp scene is from a Whacko Department store in Changsha close to our apartment.
The first time we went there we were surprised to see that there was no escalator but rather two long ramps/descending hallways to get to the first floor. There is an escalator that will take you from the main entrance of the building up to the second floor where you enter the department store itself–but no escalator inside to take you down to the lower level.
I often wonder how often someone loses their grip on a shopping cart and what happens as it hurtles down the ramp towards anyone unlucky enough to be in front of the cart . . . yikes.