On a lighter note....
It's really hard to photograph - as it's looooooong. And blank. lol
But I thought I'd share what we did, as I talk about it a lot.
Were I artistic and not inept, I would have filled the ceiling with what I've always called Magic Colors - all those gorgeous blues and purples that fill the night sky at twilight. And I would have began our "Big Bang" there. With an explosion of beautiful colors of stars.
But I'm not. :)
So I didn't.
But here's how we have it broken down....
It is 20 meters - 65 feet - long.
The stair wall begins it, at the top.
There are pics of the earth at different times, and we'll fill it in with wondrous things like when plants evolved seeds, and Sponges (they're up), and the like.
The Big Bang through the Cretaceous has been allotted 17 1/2 feet. A big section, but it's millions of years, and a big interest for us.
The Tertiary Period (65 mya) through the Quarternary Period (2 mya) is eight feet long.
One Million (before common era) through 2700 (bce) is 6 feet. Not a lot of space length wise, but we'll move up and down as we need, and it should be plenty of room.
2700(bce) through 900 (common era) is 7 feet long.
The only thing on there yet is a lonely picture of Socrates. Haven't found one of Plato yet, and haven't decided on Jesus's picture yet.
Around the corner, then jumping across the hall we come to a long stretch - 17 feet, and it houses 900 through the end of the 19th century. (These pictures are according to birthdays.)
Back up the stairs (9 1/2 feet) is for the 20th and 21 centuries - we'll have historic events, as well as family history, and special dates in our lives.
It's blank, so far.
I think that for the people, we may mount (frame) them on black cardstock, and on a white piece of paper in the back give specific stats - such as "won the nobel peace prize for___ in _(date)__" and that sort of thing. We'll just tape the top, so that we can flip it up to read the notes, maybe.