April 3, 2009

Double-helix staircase, originally uploaded by Jason’s Travel Photography.

This is the second time I’ve featured a staircase; anyone know anything about the symbolism there?

This is the double-helix staircase at the Château de Chambord, in the Loire Valley of France. There are two sets of stairs that never meet; apparently both royal children and visiting nobles enjoyed playing and chasing about on the staircase.

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5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Kyle
    Apr 03, 2009 @ 13:06:54

    Ooh, I love the idea of people playfully chasing each other on double-helix stairs – it sounds like a lovely scene in a well-done costume drama, you know?


    • seenonflickr
      Apr 07, 2009 @ 09:49:50

      It does!! Though you could also use it as an element in a farce! (But definitely a costume-farce!)


  2. Samantha
    Apr 06, 2009 @ 16:26:13

    Hrm. I used to know lore behind the staircase, but have completely forgotten it.

    I can tell you that I have been ON that staircase. Pictures really don’t capture the scale of it. The steps were also quite shallow.


    • seenonflickr
      Apr 07, 2009 @ 09:49:14

      I have been on it too, and – as I recall – was surrounded by screaming children who I wanted to push down the stairs. 🙂


  3. Ellen
    Aug 25, 2009 @ 10:37:01

    Oh yeah. That’s where “we got lost” as children. Or as we say, we knew exactly where we were, where our parents were, and it was just mom having a nervous breakdown. Whoops.


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