A Spiral Staircase from below

I experimented a bit with post-processing on this and hopefully, it's not too much of sharpening.


Update: Thanks for the kind comments! In case you're interested: The staircase is at [Wikipedia:] Castle Hartenfels in Torgau. Here are other photos on flickr, on some you can see the staircase as well. It's called "Wendelstein" in German. Here's another flickr user's photo of the staircase seen from outside.

  • onirik 23 9y

    Love it, you're invite to post it to the spiral group
  • Kim Guerrette 9y

    Great spiral.
  • Tyrone Milner 9y

    Wow very cool, I saw it on the interestingness page 5-11-06.
  • Mohsen Hassan zadeh 9y

    this is wonderful!
  • Rod Monkey 9y

    Gorgeous - absolutely love it!
  • sirbranderson 9y

    that's insane...nice capture
  • ~Elated Spirit~ 9y

    Intriging...looks like a conch shell. :~)
  • Gillian Barfoot 9y

    This is a unique and perfect angle to capture the intricacy of these stairs - love the lighting, too!
  • RtOaNn 9y

    i love the swirling spirals!
  • bettyfrascati 9y

    Brilliant, so organic.
  • Stacey Griffith 9y

    beautiful but it makes me dizzy to look at for too long.
  • Tim Hamilton 9y

    Stunning! faved.
    This would be a great addition to the Muted Color group!!
  • PoetJeff 8y


    My name is Jeff Kelly and I am the Program Manager for the Bentley Institute Press, a small publishing house for the Architecture and Infrastructure Industry. We are currently working on a book entitled Architectural Geometry. We would like to use this image off of the Flickr.com website in our book. Please contact me at jeff.kelly@bentley.com and we can discuss this matter further.


  • Charmaine 8y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called round and round and round, and we'd love to have your photo added to the group.
  • anastasjja 7y

    this is a very inspiring image.
  • Loïc TASQUIER 4y

    I would be happy to see also this photo in the group Contre-Plongée totale avec échappée.
    Can you add it too, when you have another minute?

  • Yves Rubin 2y

    This is one of the best spiral staircase images I have seen! Beautifully composed and captured!
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Taken on August 4, 2005
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