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The Bramante Staircase

By ColleenA
Good morning.....
Thank you for your continued support over the last 5 weeks...our holiday has taken us to 6 countries and I have thousands of images as memories. Lots more to process and upload to epz. We leave this evening for Australia...a 30 hour door to door trip
Yesterday we visited the Vatican City State and was blown away by the sheer magnificence of the sculptures and art work.
The Bramante staircase is a double helix staircase situated in the Vatican museums.It is made of two intertwined spirals, one leads down, he other goes upwards. The stairs are beautifully decorated. The ramp is truly breathtaking. It was designed by Giuseppe Momo in 1932 A canopy located above provides the necessary light to illuminate the staircase. The bright light did make it hard for photography. I have included a few different povs...
Have a nice day...Grin

Tags: Architecture Vatican city Bramante staircase

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Comments


CarolG Plus
10 199 20 Greece
9 Jul 2014 6:45AM
Amazing captures, Colleen. Carol

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ade123 Plus
4 279 1 United Kingdom
9 Jul 2014 6:45AM
Great images Colleen lovely composition

Ade
mistere Plus
4 3 3 England
9 Jul 2014 6:53AM
Super captures Colleen, this staircase has such an ingenious design and is
great fun to photograph, Have a safe journey to Australia.

Good luck.
Dave.
netta1234 5 382 2 Wales
9 Jul 2014 7:12AM
I've enjoyed all your hols images and are now looking foreward to see some from Australia now.
Have a safe journey Colleen and take careSmileSmileSmileSmile
NettaSmile
Mollycat Plus
4 11 2 United Kingdom
9 Jul 2014 7:13AM
Lovely images of this beautiful and intricate staircase Colleen. Enjoy your flight.
Peter GrinGrinGrin
SUE118 Plus
9 8 1 United Kingdom
9 Jul 2014 7:21AM
This is amazing, wow. Safe journey. Smile
9 Jul 2014 7:22AM
Lovely set. U may need a wider lens like 10/20 mm or so
ColleenA Plus
5 340 5 Australia
9 Jul 2014 7:31AM

Quote:Lovely set. U may need a wider lens like 10/20 mm or so

Yes I know. Unfortunately did not know I would need it and it's very heavy to carry around
Bantu 4 7 1 India
9 Jul 2014 7:35AM
Colleen,fantastic capture of all variants.

Vikram
jdinne 14 16 England
9 Jul 2014 7:35AM
Very interesting set this Colleen think they all are great and work as they are you make the most of the kit you have at the time and you did. I am particularly drawn to V2.

John
NDODS 6 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
9 Jul 2014 7:55AM
Superb photography every image a delight to view. Thanks for sharing Colleen

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
ugly Plus
9 9 57 United Kingdom
9 Jul 2014 8:00AM
Have a good trip home.

Dave
Nikonuser1 Plus
5 141 15 United Kingdom
9 Jul 2014 8:12AM
Excellent set of images again Colleen, have a safe trip homeSmile

Cliff
abeeror2 5 23 Australia
9 Jul 2014 8:22AM
Stunning!Smile
9 Jul 2014 8:24AM
you have captured it well with these.
good luck with that long flight
9 Jul 2014 8:57AM
excellent set here Colleen love all the different POV's

Graham
PhilT2 Plus
7 443 29 England
9 Jul 2014 9:31AM
Seen this staircase many times but I think you have got some excellent original angles in this set...............its also nice to see people using it. Good set Colleen
rontear Plus
14 8 8 England
9 Jul 2014 9:50AM
On my hit list Colleen, safe trip to Australia !!
Ron
9 Jul 2014 9:53AM
Great pictures!
Have a good trip to your new home!
Irishkate Plus
6 41 110 United Kingdom
9 Jul 2014 9:55AM
Superb images of this wonderful spiral staircase.
Will have to study them in more detail to choose the best but think they're all
photogenic winners.You've exposed beautifully for these.
Safe journey to your new home.
KateGrinGrinGrin
What can I say they are classic well done


Billy
9 Jul 2014 10:50AM
I love these kind of staircases , and always try photoraph when i find one. But i have never found one as great as this! An excellent staircase and an excellent image of it ! SmileSmileSmile --- Jukka.
tomcat 11 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
9 Jul 2014 11:55AM
What a marvellous piece of architecture Colleen

Jaw dropping to be truthful

Adrian
EMJAYCEE Plus
8 10 10 England
9 Jul 2014 11:57AM
Wonderful experience and fantastic images.
Joan.
LynneJoyce Plus
9 20 99 United Kingdom
9 Jul 2014 12:24PM
A amazing structure well captured.
Chinga Plus
6 3 1 United Kingdom
9 Jul 2014 12:25PM
A most amazing staircase and you have done it full justice in each image... Spectacular shots my friend... You did an amazing journey all over Europe!
As for your trip tonight, safe journey home, and I just wish I could have gone in one of your suitcases onwards to Ausie Land! Grin
All the best,
Isabel
Richsr 10 91 223 England
9 Jul 2014 12:40PM
It is certainly an impressive stair case - good effort with the lens you had
Safe trip to Aus
Regards Richard
ali63 Plus
5 775 1 United Kingdom
9 Jul 2014 2:26PM
An incredible structure , beautiful images Colleen,

Ali GrinGrin
9 Jul 2014 3:07PM
Awesome, this could hypnotize me if I focused on it long enough. Kidding aside, this is a beautiful photo.
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 11 England
9 Jul 2014 3:33PM
I've photographed this staircase on both my visits to the Vatican Museum, it certainly does beg to be photographed doesn't it? It's done well for me both here on EPZ and at the Camera Club SmileSmile
Have a good trip to Oz! Wink
Trev Smile
Jasper87 Plus
7 1.8k 150 England
9 Jul 2014 3:55PM
All the fun of the staircase Grin

Hope the trip home passes quickly. I'm looking forward to seeing Melbourne again through your camera.

Dave
9 Jul 2014 3:58PM
What an amazing staircase you've captured here Colleen. Love your pov.
Can't wait to see Australia through your images GrinGrin

Kathryn
9 Jul 2014 5:41PM
Wonderful captures of this amazing staircase!
George
9 Jul 2014 6:08PM
An amazing staircase, it makes you think, "where did Escher get his ideas from.". Stunning photos.
Lynne
Fefe Plus
5 23 31 United Kingdom
9 Jul 2014 6:53PM
Great staircase......lovely shotsGrin
Diane
JuBarney Plus
6 25 3 United Kingdom
9 Jul 2014 7:29PM
Another lovely set
Ju
Maiwand 10 3 72 England
9 Jul 2014 7:42PM
Hope you had time to stand and stare Colleen. Wonderful work.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Ron
gss 3 1 Romania
9 Jul 2014 8:01PM
Brilliant stairs study. The pictures are as brilliant as the Bramante work is!
Silviu
Absolutely stunning Colleen. Have a safe trip home. Cathy
Superb set of images, Colleen.
Hope to see more of your great images when you reach Oz.

Fred
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
9 Jul 2014 10:29PM
Very impressed Colleen
safe journey
Lillian
Great set of this classic structure !
DonMc 9 United Kingdom
12 Jul 2014 8:31PM
What an amazing set of images Colleen!SmileSmileSmileSmileSmile
Regards Don

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