Tag: stairs

Feb 24, 2014

Picture of the Day: The Worn Marble Steps at the Leaning Tower of Pisa

Picture of the Day: The Worn Marble Steps at the Leaning Tower of Pisa

THE WORN MARBLE STEPS AT THE LEANING TOWER OF PISA Photograph by SALENA LETTERA / THE DAILY RANT Website | Facebook | Twitter | Flickr | Instagram Here’s an interior view of the famous Leaning Tower of Pisa you don’t typically see. Taken by Salena Lettera of The Daily Rant, we see…

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Nov 21, 2013

Picture of the Day: Watch Your Step

Picture of the Day: Watch Your Step

WATCH YOUR STEP Photograph by Michael Keany The Haʻikū Stairs, also known as the Stairway to Heaven or Haʻikū Ladder, is a steep hiking trail in Kaneohe, Hawaii, on the island of Oʻahu. The trail began as a wooden ladder spiked to the cliff on the south side of the Haʻikū Valley.…

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Oct 30, 2013

Picture of the Day: Shadows and Spirals

Picture of the Day: Shadows and Spirals

SHADOWS AND SPIRALS Photograph by Reto Fetz I simply love everything about this photo. The colour, the composition, the spiral staircase—and those shadow lines! A fantastic shot from a fellow Torontonian. The Sifter salutes you Reto Fetz! Thanks for sharing. via Reto Fetz on Flickr

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Sep 9, 2013

Picture of the Day: Giant Staircase Art Made from Potted Plants

Picture of the Day: Giant Staircase Art Made from Potted Plants

GIANT STAIRCASE ART MADE FROM POTTED PLANTS Photograph by ANDREA ANNALORO Seen here is the famous 142-step staircase of Santa Maria del Monte in Caltagirone, Sicily, Italy. Each step is decorated with a different ceramic mosaic. Each year for about a month (typically May – June), potted plants are creatively arranged on…

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May 11, 2013

Picture of the Day: Geometric Elegance

Picture of the Day: Geometric Elegance

GEOMETRIC ELEGANCE Photograph by Thomas Hawk Captured wonderfully by Thomas Hawk is this elegant spiral staircase located at the Embarcadero Center in San Francisco’s financial district. Spanning four city blocks, the Embarcadero Center is a commercial complex of five office towers with over 3 million square feet of office and retail space.…

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May 5, 2013

Picture of the Day: World’s Shortest Escalator

Picture of the Day: World’s Shortest Escalator

WORLD’S SHORTEST ESCALATOR Photograph by TOKYO ESCALATOR Located in the basement of More’s Department Store in Kawasaki, Japan is the world’s shortest escalator. With only 5 steps, the escalator has a modest rise of 32.8 inches (83.4 cm). It was recognized as the world’s shortest escalator by the Guinness Book of Records…

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Mar 17, 2013

Picture of the Day: Up and Down the Spiral

Picture of the Day: Up and Down the Spiral

UP AND DOWN THE SPIRAL © User:Colin / Wikimedia Commons / CC-BY-SA-3.0 © User:Colin / Wikimedia Commons / CC-BY-SA-3.0 Shown here is the famous double spiral staircase at the Vatican Museums in Viale Vaticano in Rome, inside the Vatican City. The stairs were designed by architect and engineer Giuseppe Momo in…

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