Monday, September 13, 2010


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


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

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

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

  3. Great pictures!

    Where did you take last three stairs pictures?

    Thank you!

  4. there's a fabulous double staircase at Porto's bookstore's+staircase+bookstore&um=1&hl=es&biw=1366&bih=624&tbs=isz:m&tbm=isch&source=lnt&sa=X&ei=AGLyTeG3MIvTiAK02onrBw&ved=0CA4QpwUoAg

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

  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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