According to one Spanish saying: "If you cross a Galician on the stairs, you can't tell if they´re going up or down"
10 Incredible Spiral Staircases
Technically, there is no such thing as a spiral staircase — spirals are, by their nature, flat and all “spiral” stairs, are actually helical stairs. “Helical” is the word “helix” in adjective form. A helix is a spiral in a three-dimensional space. With that said, enjoy the 10 incredible
spiral helical staircases:
- Vatican Museum Spiral Staircase; Vatican City
- Unique triple helix spiral staircase in the Museum do Pobo Galego, Spain
- Spiral Staircase in St. Paul’s Cathedral; London, England
- Staircase in Loretto Chapel; Santa Fe, New Mexico. Legend has it that in 1877, the sisters of Loretto had no stairway to reach the choir loft of their new chapel. A mysterious carpenter appeared and proceeded to build a marvelous spiral staircase. There are no nails in the stairway and it has no center support. The mysterious carpenter disappeared without a word or receiving payment
- Helical Staircase in City Hall; London, England
- The “Tulip Stairs” built in 1635 in the Queen’s House; Greenwich, England (the same location where the famous “tulip ghost” was captured on film by a reverend)
- Spiral Staircase; Roosevelt Island, New York. Built in 1841, the building was once an insane asylum before being abandoned and eventually renovated to its current glory.
- Spiral stairs that weave through the center of the Baron’s Palace; Heliopolis, Egypt
- Square Spiral Stairs; Lauzerte, France
- Quinta de Regaleira Palace; Sintra, Portugal. Construction began in 1904. The palace is believed to hide symbols related to alchemy, Masonry, the Knights Templar, and the Rosicrucians
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locura la razón de los humanos.
Oakland librarian collects ephemera left behind
For decades librarians at Oakland’s main library have collected the scraps of paper ephemera left behind in returned books, shoved into nooks in the library shelves or secretly slipped to librarians.
The collection ranges from half-done to-do lists to childish notes about…
Oh hey! Yeah, that’s me! Full article: http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Oakland-librarian-collects-ephemera-left-behind-5097100.php#photo-5652782
Lori McNee (1965) Book Wise