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Italian spiral stair

By Sasanach  
An ancient stone spiral stairway where the steps are supported externally rather than by a central column. Perhap because that way there is light or because the shaft acts as a venilation shaft.
Or maybe the builders knew of no other way to build the steps.

Tags: General Ancient Spiral Architecture Stone Stair External support

Voters: helenlinda, pronabk, woolybill1 and 1 more

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helenlinda Plus
11 360 22 United Kingdom
17 Jun 2010 7:22AM
A fascinating shot - and well composed. The detail isn't the best on the steps, so a little more contrast may help there- I find the external details at the bottom [glass and ? on the right] somewhat distracting, but I think if they were cloned out it could be a really good shot.

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Sasanach 8 9 1 Scotland
17 Jun 2010 4:58PM
I see what you mean. Incidentally the 'Glass' is a knob on the ballustrade which is what you see bottom right. Oh, and I tried adding contrast but it didn't improve it. I'll try again though.
Thanks for your comments though, it is always helpful to get feed-back.
helenlinda Plus
11 360 22 United Kingdom
17 Jun 2010 7:27PM
I do like the crop in v4 and the different treatment brings another way of looking at the spiral- along with hanging my head on one side to compare it -

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