Given the choice of taking the escalators or the stairs, here's some advice, take the stairs, particularly if you find yourself at Wulin Plaza in Hangzhou, China. Just last week they installed stairs that resemble black and white piano keys. When walked upon, the steps produce relevant musical note sounds, resulting in a truly melodic experience. In total there are 54 steps. You can watch a video of the stairs in action at the SINA English website. (They're much louder than you might think.)

Piano Stairs Play Melodic Notes When Stepped On

Piano Stairs Play Melodic Notes When Stepped On - Studies show more people started taking the stairs more than the escalators when the stairs played music.

Piano stairs in the Margaritaville downtown Nashville, Tennessee!

Piano stairs in the Margaritaville downtown Nashville, Tennessee! Pose for a pic on these stairs.

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Piano Stairs Let You Play A Melody While You Walk

Fact: Studies have shown that when faced with the choice between climbing stairs or riding the escalator, subway commuters choose to take the stairs 66 percent more often if they're "piano stairs.

Great viral videos are hard to come by, but Volkswagen (or rather ad agency DDB Stockholm) appears to have hit the bullseye. Their 2009 campaign “The Fun Theory” is a series of experiments, captured on video, to find out if making the world more fun can improve people’s behavior.

The Fun Theory: Volkswagen Masters the Viral Video

Piano Stair, Valparaíso, Chile. Visit the slowottawa.ca boards >> www.pinterest.com/slowottawa

Lovely Piano Key Staircases in Valparaiso, Chile. Scale a piano forte

Piano keyboard stairs up to music room!

aunti vestals owlde steps up to gospel musik for myself. i did not realize english an she got so tickled she learned latineum and francois and britanginia Christian jew gospel. Piano keyboard stairs up to music room! steps to greatness!

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Here is an example of what a the same framed print can look like with different matting and framing styles. Prices are for the stated sizes of frames with print mounted and sealed with hanging hardware.

piano stairs on the subway stairways at Odenplan, Stockholm, Sweden - listen to it at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ivg56TX9kWI

piano stairs on the subway stairways at Odenplan, Stockholm, Sweden. Stockholm has the coolest metro stations ever! Each station is unique, too bad I didn't visit this one

these remind me of the giant piano things at FAO Schwartz in Seattle or NYC :)

I want outside stairs. And artistic kids who like piano to do this for me

'Piano stairs' - subway in Nanjing

'Piano stairs' add zest to subway in Nanjing - People's Daily Online

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