Charles Jencks is the American landscape architect and designer behind this incredible flight of stairs. Called The Universe Cascade, it has 25 landings that mark the important shifts in cosmic history. Starting at the top, in the present day, and descending down, visitors are moving through 13 billion years of cosmic evolution. The steps finally disappear into the dark water below, which represents the mystery of the origin of the universe.
With the Earth visible in the vast distance above the moon’s bleak horizon, Apollo 11’s lunar module ascends toward the command module (piloted by NASA astronaut Michael Collins while Armstrong and Aldrin were on the lunar surface).
(image: NASA, 1969)