living in a bubble

Opposite the 02 arena in London, on the runway to North Greenwich station, you can find this thing. It is one of the many street lights that line the paths. Unremarkable in and of itself until, on closer inspection, one realises that it does not only shine light, but is also a reflection of the entire world around it. A mini Earth, complete with its own little Millennium Dome.

Funny; this was the paradigm I had in my head as a kid of what the world was like - flat, but within a kind of globe bubble. It was the only way I could reconcile what my eyes were telling me - a flat earth surface, and the globe in my dad's study that claimed to be "Earth".


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