Looking up at the balustrades of the spiral staircase in the Vatican museum, Rome, Italy.

Designed by Giuseppe Momo in 1932, the stairs are actually two separate helixes, one leading up and the other leading down, that twist together in a double helix formation.


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  • Laurie Search
    Laurie Searchover 1 year ago

    Ooh, this is really unique and beautiful, Michael!!!! :)))

  • Thank you, dear Laurie! Glad you like it! :0)))

    – Michael Carter

    MINDSETover 1 year ago

    Interesting concept……………

  • Thank you so much. Greatly appreciated :0))

    – Michael Carter

  • Tammera
    Tammeraover 1 year ago

    Congratulations!! Superb Work!!

  • Tammera, you are wonderful! Thank you!! :0)))

    – Michael Carter

  • Lucinda Walter
    Lucinda Walterover 1 year ago

    Great capture!

  • Lucinda, that is so nice of you. Thank you! :0))

    – Michael Carter

  • MarieG
    MarieGover 1 year ago

    I just love this one….the great light capture simply enhances the whole image! A jewel of architecture and a most fabulous shot! Hope you are well dear Mike…nice to see you! Have a fab weekend! xx

  • When I first saw this I thought it looked like orange peel… I thought I’d shoot it side on, instead of from the top as most do. Glad you like it, dear Marie :0) xxx

    – Michael Carter

  • paintingsheep
    paintingsheepabout 1 year ago

    Beautiful work!!

  • Gena, that is so nice of you. Thank you!! :0))

    – Michael Carter

  • Annabellerockz
    Annabellerockzabout 1 year ago

    Great work :)

  • Many thanks, Annabelle! Greatly appreciated :0))

    – Michael Carter

  • Forget-me-not
    Forget-me-not12 months ago

    wow I love this. I like how it shows the golden on the floors as well. this is awesome staircase

  • It sure is a very special staircase in Rome. Thank you for your fab comment!! :0))

    – Michael Carter

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