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Featured in DSLR, Not a Canon/Nikon group, 11/1/2010
Featured in the 100 to 499 Viewing Group
Featured in The Which Way Group 5/27/2012

380 Views 10/22/2012

The Miracle Spiral staircase of the Loretto Chapel, Santa Fe, New Mexico USA. prior to visiting I had not researched the entire history, but close up while looking at the construction, I kept getting confused, on what dates I’d remembered, surely the railing had to have been made at a different time, as well the underlining of the stairs looked like veneer, so I went about taking as many photographs possible , surprising that they came out as well as they did , flash not permitted, so I got resourceful and as close as I could get outside the roped area, aimed to utilize the glow from the window, thus this unusual angle, but it is one of the best. so if I’d known then as now, those challenging mind thoughts have been answered, the railing and decorative underside came much later, in order to provide more stability ! Camera Olympus E-510 with 14 to 45 mm lens, it’s still a marvel though, as well the quality of thoughtful imagination, there is a model of the original staircase that does not have the railing, the literature and WiKipedia can supply the rest of history and information ! suggested view large ! paul


  • trish725
    trish725about 4 years ago

    Wow! Fantastic shot, Paul!

  • Good Morning ! Trish, these planned camera camps are turninning out to be fun in planning and doing, this one wrapped around available light ! Warm Hugs and Thanks ! ♥ paul

    – Paul Albert

  • jules572
    jules572about 4 years ago

    Beautifully capture Paul, love the richness of the amber colors. This would make for a great bannister ride LOL….Jules…Favor

  • You Want the inside or outside ! Thanks ! Julie, that’s the kind of warm smile everyone need every day ! ♥ ♥ Hugs ! Paul

    – Paul Albert

  • TxGimGim
    TxGimGimabout 4 years ago

    Great shot!

  • Thank You! Pearl for warming up the moment ! Hugs ! Paul

    – Paul Albert

  • DonDavisUK
    DonDavisUKabout 4 years ago

    Excellent capture love those spiral stairways.

  • So do I, first the love of wood products, then the engineering involvrd in such a creation ! Thanks Don for the favoriting as well ! Paul

    – Paul Albert

  • sarnia2
    sarnia2about 4 years ago

  • Thank You Sarinam for accepting my works in Your group, most Appreciated ! Paul

    – Paul Albert

  • Keith Irving
    Keith Irvingabout 4 years ago

    Congratulations this work has been featured in DSLR Not a Canon/Nikon Group …. Thankyou for submitting such great work to the group.

  • Thank You ! Keith, for the opportunity to show the versitility of the Olympus Family of precious moment captures, Appreciated ! Paul

    – Paul Albert

  • Sandra Moore
    Sandra Mooreover 3 years ago

    congrats on your feature, wonderful work!

  • Sorry Sandra ! I missed your warm congratulatary message, perhaps when I was ill there a couple days, the warm smile would have helped ! ♥ paul

    – Paul Albert

  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyerover 3 years ago

    Congratulations from the Hosts of the 100-499 viewings group.

  • Thank You! Trish, for all you Do and provide, I’m Honored ! Paul

    – Paul Albert

  • Judith Hayes
    Judith Hayesalmost 3 years ago


  • Than You ! Judith for the opportunity and Privilege. ♥ paul

    – Paul Albert

  • WildestArt
    WildestArtover 2 years ago

  • Thank You Kindly for the Feature, Most Appreciated ! paul

    – Paul Albert

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