15th October, 2016 The Observatory Climb the Observatory to catch a spherical glimpse of the world. From here everything is at your disposal -- fiction, essays, travel writing, photography and art, cartoons and musings and all kinds of amazing pieces for you to enjoy. Step right up. Mounds Earth | Environment A mountain. Big as an anthill. Terrible news – if you’re an aphid, or anything other than its dwellers and operators.