Stairs with a Bit of a Twist
This week’s photo challenge over on The Daily Post is Twisted. This is an easy one for me this week – I love the twists and turns of a spiral staircase and am always on the hunt. I scour museums, shops, hotels, and even the darkest parking garage in search of these wonders of architecture.
If you know of any spiral staircases anywhere in the world – I want to know about them!!
Here are a few of my current favorites from my collection.
Stay at the right hotel and the spiral staircases come to me. This one is in the Premier Inn in Blackfriers, London.
Sometimes it’s not the thing you’re looking for that you find. My theme for London was “spiral stairs” which took me to the Wellcome Center – a place I’d never been before. This is an interesting place full of medical information. There is a proper 10-story spiral staircase and this strange contemporary one. I liked the contemporary one the best! And, yes, I was laying on the floor to capture this image.
Squared-off spiral staircase in carpark off Oxford Street – Dirty but architecturally interesting. When my husband asked where I wanted to go tour in London I told him I wanted to go to this parking garage – he thought I was crazy!
Not all spiral staircases are stairs. This ramp is the centerpiece in the London City Hall.
We had to take a tour of this building to get access to the spiral staircase in the Rookery building in Chicago, but it was worth it!
I’ll finish with a couple of stairs with a twist from a recent trip to Chicago. I have dozens of spiral staircases in my collection, but I just can’t share them all!