Descending the spiral staircase for this week’s WPC

Whilst visiting Rome in 2011, weΒ  had a delicious four-course dinner at The Cabiria Restaurant on the Via Veneto. We ate our meal up on the roof terrace overlooking the city, whilst being serenaded by a wonderful guitarist and singer. At the end of the evening, there was a long line of people waiting for the elevator which could take only sevenΒ  at a time, so a few of us opted to go down this spiral staircase. It was a very steep and winding descent….. 186 steps. Fortunately I’d only had only one glass of wine, so made it safely to the bottom.

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66 comments on “Descending the spiral staircase for this week’s WPC

  1. I just love it when such thought is given to what is usually considered the most mundane of a building’s necessities. Yes, all multi-story buildings have stairwells but this is one you won’t soon forget.

  2. Great moving photo, I love that. Gives it a really wonderful dimension. And you are right Sylvia, good job you did only have one glass of wine, that staircase looks like work, but your meal sounds divine, what a fantastic setting πŸ™‚

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  4. So it is not you in the stairs? Sounds like a lovely evening – and it’s indeed a descent…Just think what just one glass lf wine can do! If you had taken more maybe you would never have seen these marvellous stairs.

  5. What a lucky break! You just happened to have this beautiful descending spiral staircase for the weekly post. πŸ™‚ I bet you planned it all back in 2011. Sneaky!

    • Yes it is, Adrian. I couldn’t help wondering how long it took for the carpet people to put down that red carpet, and what a daunting task it must have seemed when they saw what the job entailed. πŸ™‚

  6. Makes me dizzy just looking at it.
    Your comment about wine in relation to the spiral staircase reminds me of something I once wrote about the difficulty of guiding a drunken medieval knight from a banqueting hall, up the castle’s spiral stairway to the guest chambers up in the tower. It was quite an entertaining scene.

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