Staircases are oftentimes ignored when you go to a certain place, may it be a building, a house, or a historical spot. However, this time we are going to dig into different places with amazing staircases that would blow your mind!
Bramante Staircase, Vatican Museum, Italy
This beautiful staircase has been designed by Guiseppe Momo in 1932. Momo had patterned the said staircase from the Bramante Staircase made by Donato Bramante in 1505. This modern version of the Bramante Staircase had broad steps, and its double helix spiral form was followed from the original Bramante staircase. The staircase is made of wood, and its handles were embellished with angels and flowers in bronze undertones. The walls were a mixture of green marble, making the stairs look brighter when the lights are up.
Initition Well, Quinta da Regaliera, Sintra, Portugal
Quinta da Regaliera is one of the most historic places in the world. This beautiful castle was the home of the Viscountess of Regaliera. The staircase going down the initiation wells is a mixture of Gothic and Moorish design. Over the years, plants have been growing on the walls of the staircase, making it one of the most amazing staircases in the world.
Embarcadero Center, San Francisco
Embarcadero Center is the premier go-to of many people who love to shop in the city of San Francisco. But aside from the boutiques and restaurants inside the center, the place is also popular with many photographers– mainly because of their majestic staircases and sculptures inside the center.
This photo was taken by Jamie Clark in Embarcadero Center. This is one of the most stunning staircase is a mixture of granite and glass following the classical renaissance theme.
Bory Castle, Hungary
Bory Castle is said to be one of the most peculiar structures in the world, but it also houses one of the most amazing staircases that you have ever seen. The said castle used to be a knight’s castle but was renovated by Jeno Bory, a Hungarian architecture. Bory had designed the staircases with a splash of grey, white and red. The stair handles were curved and painted with white and red. The stair case looks magnificent from up above.
Staircase Rotunda Axelborg, Copenhagen Denmark
Axelborg is a monumental building completed after World War I in 1920. Back then, it was the second largest secular building in all of Copenhagen with only the Parliament, Christiansborg, being larger. Axelborg has 6 floors of offices with beautiful high ceilings and at the top of the building there is a distinctive tower. Under the tower you find the impressive rotunda in which the upper floors are shaped in a circular manner, with the lower balconies being oval shaped. It does gives you a very unique experience as well as a good impression of what it was like in the building in the old days.
St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel, London
The hotel was built in 1865 and had fallen into disrepair by the 1930’s. As for the staircase itself, it was renowned in it’s day for being wide enough for two Victorian ladies to pass in their giant bustle dresses.
Check out these amazing staircases that will make your head turn!