11 Spiral Staircases from Around the World

Spirals occur everywhere around us and can be a great way to add interest to photographic composition. These 11 photos show interesting examples of spiral staircases from all around the world. Enjoy the view!

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photo by luke chan

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photo by Jan Fidler

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photo by Marco52

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photo by Jet Rabe

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photo by Chris Smith

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photo by Ria Holcak

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photo by Jeff Oliver

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photo by Nan Palmero

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photo by Joe Dyndale

How have you used spirals to add that extra touch to your photos? Give us examples—in words or photos—in the comment section below!

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7 Comments

  1. Lois Bryan says:

    Great images!!!!!

  2. Mike Wilkinson says:

    Not so grand and much more ancient, this spiral stair is from a tower of Skipton castle in Yorkshire, U.K.
    https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xaf1/v/t1.0-9/1006052_10151887626404224_594005739_n.jpg?oh=c57560384725ded03d5a692c4ec2bc90&oe=54CC1DCF&__gda__=1421976132_94e8f0b7bc3af12cb59d89a699001b01

  3. sebastien says:

    phare des baleines, ile de ré, France
    https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2883/10142333804_0ac08d52f4_b.jpg

  4. Lisa Dorne Barber says:

    Fantastic photos, and brilliant photo subject idea, but only recognise one of them – The Queen’s House at Greenwich, London, but would be really nice to know where the others are, so we can all go and view them for ourselves!

  5. Xopher says:

    The top one looks like the double helix at the Vatican Museums.

  6. Tony Murtagh says:

    The Spiral Staircase in the Vatican Museum, with a Christmas Tree at the bottom. It was designed by Giuseppe Momo in 1932. It is shaped like a double helix, made of two intertwined spirals; one leading down and the other upwards.

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/tonykro/11391186885/in/photolist-imASZY-imANZT-imAT1Y-kfSqxX-kfT31D-kfUJBY-ijUAwx-ijUy2T-ijUPF7-tJgzUA

  7. Bert says:

    Very nice! Wonderful places

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