Thursday, March 5, 2009

Duino Castle (part2)

The castle's elegant spiral staircase designed by Andrea Palladio (1508 – 1580), a Venetian architect widely considered the most influential architect in the history of Western architecture.

Here's a link to other works by this ingenious architect (it's in Spanish but photos are universal)

13 comments:

Vogon Poet said...

Hypnotic... Great shot!

USelaine said...

Wow! It really is lovely, with those oval curves and layers of light. I suppose he gave his name to the "Palladian" style we sometimes see over here.

Hilda said...

That's gorgeous! And the light really makes it look like a nautilus! Fantastic photo, Rob!

Jilly said...

Stunning, Rob. Such a beautiful staircase and beautifully photographed too.

Saretta said...

Bellissima Rob! Ma stiamo giù guardando su, vero? Mi gira la testa! :-)

Kia said...

Duino Castle is one of my fave spot around Trieste. Great shot, bravo! :)

amatamari said...

Un inchino davanti a chi la scala la pensò ed a chi la scala la scattò...

:-)

Blognote said...

Una foto eccellente di una scala magnifica!!

Fio said...

Sembra un'enorme conchiglia. Bella foto :)

Marc said...

Great shot of this wonderful staircase Rob. Staircases can be great photo material as illustrated here.

Just M said...

At first glance I wasn't sure which way I was looking, up, down, to the side... great composition.

Tash said...

I admired this photo for a long time when you posted it - sorry I left without leaving a comment.
The photo is mezmerising in its beauty. The way the spiral leads the viewer to the top, the color and the lighting. One of your best and you are though to beat!

JM said...

Gorgeous shot!