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Wednesday, 3 March 2010
The Spiral Staircase
Spiral staircases have been around long, long ago. You may think they were invented in the Middle Ages, but they've been around a lot longer than that. In the Bible, there were "winding" stairs in Solomon's Temple, and the oldest archaeological remains are thought to be the remnants of a 2,500 year old spiral staircase at a Greek temple in Selinunte, Sicily.
This wonderful example is at Southbank and covers three levels - climbing it is not as easy as it looks.
Today's Quote: Never look backwards or you'll fall down the stairs - Rudyard Kipling.