On a good day, art can be a portal to another dimension. On a great day, it's a staircase to nowhere. Meet "Diminish and Ascend," or as we like to call it, the infinite staircase.
Designed by New Zealand artist David McCracken, this magnificent illusion stems from the seashore in Bondi, Australia and rises up into the heavens above. Depending on the atmosphere and weather conditions, the stairway appears to reach beyond the clouds into the celestial realms overhead. It's basically an M.C. Escher drawing in real life.
The piece is part of the Sculpture by the Sea exhibition.
And now for another amazing seaside art feat... sand castles!