Monday, September 13, 2010

'ROUND AND 'ROUND WE GO!

I find the circular staircase completely mesmerizing from both a technical standpoint and aesthetic viewpoint. The sheer mathematical brilliance required to execute these works of art amazes me. What's your favorite, I'd love to hear?


Chambord Castle, France


Loretto Chapel, Santa Fe, New Mexico



Vatican Museum, Italy


Tulip Staircase, Greenwich


Szabo Ervin Library, Budapest, Hungary


Royal Chateau De Blois, Loire Valley, France


Quinta de Regaleira, Sintra, Portugal


Palazzo Barberini, Rome, Italy


Mechanics Institute Library, San Francisco, California


De Oude Kerk, Mokum, Netherlands


Baron's Palace, Heliopolis


Victor Horta




6 comments:

  1. Today you win for prettiest unexpected blog image(s) / Entry.

    Thank you, as always,-- for your lovely blog.

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  2. Thank you....I aim to please and have a tough audience, all of whom hold to a very high aesthetic themselves!

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  3. Great pictures!

    Where did you take last three stairs pictures?

    Thank you!

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  4. there's a fabulous double staircase at Porto's bookstore

    http://www.google.com.ar/search?q=porto's+staircase+bookstore&um=1&hl=es&biw=1366&bih=624&tbs=isz:m&tbm=isch&source=lnt&sa=X&ei=AGLyTeG3MIvTiAK02onrBw&ved=0CA4QpwUoAg

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  5. I am in love with spiral staircases ... !!!!!

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  6. I am the one who shot the Vatican museum spiral staircase, displayed in your blog. Proud to see it here, but I would have appreciated a reference to its origin; a common and fair practice. Thank you!

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