The double helix staircase at the Vatican Museum, designed by Giuseppe Momo in 1932 with a bronze balustrade which was sculpted by Antonio Maraini in a classical style.

This shot was taken on a recent trip to Rome with my Canon 30D and 8mm fisheye lens to show as much of the staircase as possible. The image was converted to b&w and levels adjusted.


travel, rome, mono, fisheye, staircase, vatican


  • Julie Thomas
    Julie Thomasalmost 5 years ago

    excellent shot… the light and composition are fantastic!! love the B&W

  • Thank you Julie :-)

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  • titus
    titusalmost 5 years ago


  • Cheers, Much appreciated.

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  • Jean M. Laffitau
    Jean M. Laffitaualmost 5 years ago

    What can I say….? This is BRILLIANT!

  • Thank you Jean

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


  • Cheers Scott !

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  • Tomatohead
    Tomatoheadalmost 5 years ago


  • Thank you so much :-)

    – thephotosnapper

  • Heather  Waller-Rivet  IPA
    Heather Walle...almost 5 years ago


  • Many thanks Heather

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  • Stephanie Stengel | stelonature photography
    Stephanie Sten...almost 5 years ago

    Absolutely amazing! I love it in BW :)

  • Thank you :-)

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  • Virginia N. Fred
    Virginia N. Fredalmost 5 years ago


  • Much appreciated. Many thanks

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  • voltaireview
    voltaireviewalmost 5 years ago

    Stunning shot!

  • Thank you :-)

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  • danielklaas
    danielklaasalmost 5 years ago

    Wonderful tones.

  • Cheers Daniel

    – thephotosnapper

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