Thursday, December 9, 2010

Oval Staircase

Staircase by Borromini, Palazzo Barberini, Rome
Helicoidal staircase by Francesco Borromini
Palazzo Barberini, Rome, September 2010

9 comments:

tapirgal said...

Gorgeous! That lighting really complements the structure and composition. The double baroque colums and elliptical (?) staircase are really something - unusual if not unique.

tapirgal said...

Oh, yes. You call it "oval." I guess I read images before words.

VP said...

@ tapirgal - You are right. I found 'oval' somewhere, but I think 'elliptical' is a more proper geometric term.

cieldequimper said...

Ah yes. I remember walking up and down. When I walked down I was still enjoying Raffaello's La Fornarina, Cortona's ceiling and Caravaggio's sublime Narcissus in my head.

joo said...

Walking it up seems to be a challenge:)

Changes in the wind said...

So glad you walked up and took the picture..it is the only way I would ever see it...beautiful.

Dina said...

So beautiful.

Francisca said...

Great shot of these stairs, VP. I'd get dizzy walking up OR down... and I walk a LOT of stairs, avoiding escalators and elevators as much as I can. :-D

JM said...

Wonderful perspective.