We travel to see temples, cathedrals, natural wonders, ancient ruins … to collect miles, to eat at a particular restaurant, to stay at a destination hotel.
But how many staircases do you have on your “must visit” checklists?
Let’s see, the Spanish Steps in Rome is probably on a lot of lists. Possibly the Potemkin stairs in Odessa. After that, the list of must-see staircases gets pretty sparse.
But spocklogic on TravBuddy posted a link to an article on boredpanda that lists (and shows photographs of) 17 beautifully decorated staircases that are certainly worth a visit.
I’m particularly fond of the Angers, France staircase, though it appears to have been a temporary origami art installation.
As I began looking through my own photos to see if I had taken any photos with the prime focus being to capture staircases, I was surprised to discover that, despite never before having considered myself a staircase connoisseur, I have taken no fewer than eight staircase photos. One was an obligatory photo of the Spanish Steps, so that almost doesn’t count because it’s practically a requirement if you visit Rome. Another is an oddball because I took the picture to memorialize the staircase that my wife fell on during another trip (the photo wasn’t as cruel as it sounds – in fact, I think taking it was her idea for scrapbooking purposes).
The others though, are fairly random. See for yourselves, and feel free to guess the location/staircases in the comments section. Frankly, I’m not even sure I remember the exact location of all of these, so if you guess correctly you will be doing me a favor.
How many of the staircases on the boredpanda list have you visited? And how many staircase photos do you have in your collection?