Went to an art exhibition at the Lighthouse, Glasgow. The exhibition was this - one of the tower staircases strung with wires and sound art. Each of the 7 levels had sounds inspired by a Rennie MacKintosh building. There were little beaters scattered about so you could play the wires and a reflecting mirror at bottom.
Inside the Museum of Islamic Art in Doha, Qatar.
(RIP to the remarkable designer/architect I.M. Pei who just recently passed)
The arduously long but whimsically decorated walls of the Abessess metro station in the Paris. There are elevators but walking the steps up to the street level is a rite of passage (or hazing, take your pic) into a truly Parisian experience.
Throughout the southwestern US, the Puebloan people build many stairways to get access to canyons and pueblos build into the canyons. Few are as astounding as “Baby Pee” in Canyon de Chelly, especially when you consider that the steps were painstakingly cut into the rocks with other rocks. It rises roughly 300 feet straight up the vertical canyon wall and are barely more than indentations in the rock.
I’ve come across many amazing staircases while exploring derelict places. One of my favorites is this one, found in a castle that was victim to a fire in the nineties. But I have a wide selection on my website following this link https://valsdarkroom.com/portfolio/staircases/
These are great. I love your eye, mmml.
The staircase at the Pozzo Di San Patrizio in Orvieto, Italy. This is a double helix staircase built of brick. The double helix means that people don’t bump into each other as they get water.
This well gave Orvieto a strategic advantage when under siege - by digging this deep well inside the town, they assured a water supply.
I took this in about 1998 - the view is from the bottom, looking up.
The Perpendicular Trail, Acadia National Park. Unlike much of the park, this is basically one long, very rough-hewn staircase. (Your guide is Guinness, the Labrador.)
Thanks, I have two!
Here’s a few more from the collection – and then I’ll stop taking up so much room on this thread – there are many more photos from around the world on my website mnml.me or @mnml.me on Instagram.
Thank you for sharing these! Also, your Instagram is incredible.