Spirals are one of the most fascinating occurrences in nature and have inspired artists and architects through time immemorial. Built in 1932, this is the new Bramante Staircase in the Vatican Museum, a beautiful double helix staircase inspired by the original staircase built by Donato Bramante in 1505. Donato’s other striking contribution to the field of architecture is the design of the grand St.Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City.
In response to this week’s Weekly Photo Challenge prompt : Rounded
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‘Twist‘ brought to my mind this uniquely beautiful building, designed as though slowly turning around. Did someone tap you on the shoulder? Did you see something curious from the corner of the eye? Or are you turn round and round to the tune of your favorite melody?
Turning Torso, Malmö
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¨Let there be light!¨ Now, where could that be more fitting than in a church, right?
Light seeping in through the stained glass windows at La Sagrada Família adds another ethereal dimension to this very unique church. Started in 1882, this massive architectural project with intricately carved facades and sculptured towers, is projected to be completed by the year 2026. That year will also mark the centennial of the death of its architect, Antoni Gaudí, who was pivotal in the growth of Modernism school of design and architecture. The building work continues to this day by the support of anonymous donations and ticket sales. It’s a design masterpiece and a must-see if you visit Barcelona. The official website has a wealth of information to help out visitors.
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