The photo at right shows an old elevator in Stockholm, Sweden. I’m glad I don’t live there because my shoulder would be so sore. David Goligorsky, a friend of mine who recently took the photo, has a great blog Perpenduum. Check it out for some clever design insights and generally entertaining weirdness.
By the way, if you ever happen to ride on an elevator with me, elevator wars sometimes just happen. The objective in an elevator war is to slam into every other person in the elevator with sufficient force and speed to cause them pain. I find these wars especially enjoyable when the other combatants are unaware of the impending battle. Just a little insight into me.