Friday, January 8, 2010

World's Smallest Lift?

When I first moved to Geneva 2 years ago, the first thing that caught my attention was the lift in my apartment building. Having previously lived in Singapore and the States, I have been used to big and spacious lifts that can fit at least 5 people. So, seeing this tiny lift that could only fit a maximum of two people, and is so old fashioned, rusty and jerky came as quite a shock to me, and I felt relieved that I didn't really need to use it as I live on the first floor. Well, it's been two years now, and I must say that I have gotten used to this lift, and even admit that I have become quite fond of it.



I always thought that my lift was the smallest one to ever exist, and was proud of this unique characteristic. Well, how wrong I was when I saw the lift at the hotel I stayed at in Paris!!!



Now, this beats all other lifts in the "smallest lift in the world" competition. I was surprised to find that two adults could actually fit in, rather uncomfortably though!
Again, this adds to another "unique" experience in the City of Lights!

Since we are on the subject of lifts, I thought I could sign off with this quote I came across on the net, which brought a smile to my face:
"If you die in an elevator, make sure to press the UP button" - Sam Levenson, American Author and Humorist (1911-1980)

2 comments:

Un Genevois said...

I also thought that there could not be a lift smaller than the one we have in Geneva, but when I saw this one I now believe that this is the smallest lift ever !!!

Anonymous said...

I'd love to visit that lift sometime! Where is it?
btgilbert@gmail.com asks curiously... ;)

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