Tuesday, 7 February 2012
Not just a staircase
Not just a spiral staircase, but a double spiral, the twin spiral staircase at Graz in Austria. It is in the castle complex in the north-east corner of the city walls. The staircase, originally created by Peter Parler, was built between 1499 and 1500. It isn't the only one of its type nor the oldest to be found, but it's important because of the quality if its design and detailing.
Graz is the second largest city in Austria, after Vienna, and its historic centre is a World Heritage Site.