Two different staircases.
The regular version inside Craigdarroch Castle
on Vancouver Island,
And then stepless staircase inside The Vatican.
We were told that he public seldom see this staircase.
Not certain if true.
Below is an area of The Great Ocean Road,
near The Twelve Apostles,
I don’t recall seeing steps but people who were
on the sand materialised in the car park
in a short space of time.
These steps are near the beginning of
the Orakei Korako Geothermal walk…
1.8 kilometres and nearly 666 steps later
(there was some more around the corner)
we were nearly there.
My knees were protesting and they
screamed even louder when they saw we had
several flights of these stairs to and from our room.
That was the night we were offered a ground floor room.
And took it.
…we found many…
…works of art to admire.
The Creation of Adam
measures 280 cm × 570 cm (9 ft 2 in × 18 ft 8 in)
it looked much smaller.
However, perhaps the fact that it
was 14 metres above us contributed to the fact
that it didn’t appear a large as expected.
One of the many scenes, or sites, of…
…of intricate art within the walls of
the Vatican City.
Anyone who has visited the Vatican
may have climbed the spiral step less staircase
and been in awe at its construction.
However the entrance/exit to the Ruakuri Cave, at Waitomo,
makes the Vatican staircase look like a miniature.
We also visited the Giant Redwood Forest at Rotorua.
These trees are not as large as some
of the photographed Californian Redwoods,
however, they are still Giant Redwoods
Workers from all over…
My limited knowledge of lumberjacks’ work
tells me that they actually did climb trees
as part of every day work.
Memory could be way off though.
Happy to be corrected.
Amid that crowd is a Beefeater at work
guiding visitors around
the Tower of London.
While in Europe each guide carried a flag of some kind.
Trouble was there was so much to see
and dawdle over, the coloured flag
was often forgotten (by me).
All guides were very knowledgeable but
sometimes it was just nice to walk and look
without the constant commentary.
Our favourite African guide,
planning the next day.
Or was he offering up thanks for
a successful day just ended?
Wherever we looked…
we saw inspiring…
works of art.
as close as I came to
Then (Step-less) Spiral Staircase.
In recent posts I have commented that we did not
see as much as I would have liked at Pompeii.
I probably have this state of mind because I
wanted to be an archeologist about 50 years ago.
However, the vatican more than compensated