Staircases in cities fascinate me. Where are they going? What is at the top? People walk differently up and down. The effort and ascending and the care of descending.

This staircase is in the area of Sacre Coeur in the Montmartre district of Paris.

There are so many ways of processing monochrome images. This is on the one I like tonight – I will keep working on it and see if like the next version.

Taken in January 2006 – 2211 views as at 11/9/10

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  • quickred
    quickredover 5 years ago

    Beautiful capture!

  • Thanks for the comment – I had a quick look at your images – you have a good eye – surprised how recently you started photography – I will look again.

    – Alexander Meysztowicz-Howen

  • Caroline Gorka
    Caroline Gorkaover 5 years ago

    Very nice atmosphere …dark and moody…the other side of this area :)

  • whittsatwoopi
    whittsatwoopiover 5 years ago

    Absolutely freakin AWESOME! Instant favourite for me!

  • Braedene
    Braedeneover 5 years ago

    Love the area – been there so many times – this shot gives a magical quality in B&W – wonderful perspective.

  • CamilleWaring
    CamilleWaringover 5 years ago

    Do you know how many times I’ve climbed that staircase lol ~ what a great image.

  • Thanks. I look at that staircase and dream about returning to Paris. I cannot express how much I love walking around Paris. Working on my photographs takes me a straight back. Merci.

    – Alexander Meysztowicz-Howen

  • Do you remember the name of this staircase – I cannot find it in my notes of that trip.

    – Alexander Meysztowicz-Howen

  • CamilleWaring
    CamilleWaringover 5 years ago

    No ~ which is not good as I climb it everytime I am in Paris. I am going there this week so will let you know. I’m in love with paris ~ it makes me feel like remembering something I did not know that I knew, like it has been waiting for me.

  • joyousmoon
    joyousmoonover 5 years ago

    Beautifully captured! Congratulations on your feature!

  • Thank you. I have been overwhelmed with reaction. Quite remarkable.

    – Alexander Meysztowicz-Howen

  • Antonia Diewold
    Antonia Diewoldover 5 years ago

    but i love it!

  • charlena
    charlenaover 5 years ago

    Love the darkness and angle.

  • Thanks for your care in looking and commenting.

    – Alexander Meysztowicz-Howen

  • Scott  d'Almeida
    Scott d'Almeidaover 5 years ago


  • You pop up everywhere! Keep it up – you are good for my ego. Thanks for the compliment. May I say immodestly, I rather like this image. Everything came together, however when photographed I was walking to meet my cousins and just had to stop to get a series of images. I am most pleased about the processing.

    – Alexander Meysztowicz-Howen

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