14 September 2007

spiral staircase

The Guggenheim Museum in New York has a spiral ramp which is spectacular and winds around going up (or down). It isn't actually a staircase.

The Emirates Palace (hotel) in Abu Dhabi features an equally spectacular spiral staircase called the Wings Staircase

The Arc de triomphe in Paris also has a spiral staircase inside.

And this one is in the Vatican Museums.

Yawn... it has been a dull week at work. Thank goodness the weekend is here.

1 comment:

Bogdan, the editor said...

I've been to the Guggenheim. I remember not realizing how quickly I was gaining altitude, and at some point having to go to the bathroom and being stunned at how far I had traveled (and how high I was). I remember being stressed about the situation. I imagine it all turned out fine, though. I don't remember how it ended.