Monthly Archives: May 2014

A Passion for Stairs (Part II)

After a long break since the first part of this series, I’ve decided to continue showing you how my passion for stairs has made them the main characters in many of my travel photos from around Europe. With no further ado, I give you:

1. Cordonata Capitolina in Rome unites Piazza d’Aracoeli to Piazza del Campidoglio. It is actually the monumental ramped staircase leading to the Capitoline Hill¬†and the surrounding palazzi, and it’s famous for being designed by Michelangelo Buonarroti. Due to the width of the stairs, it allows visitors to gradually ascend the hill in slo-mo, which makes it not tiring at all. At the base of the Cordonata there are two black¬†statues of Egyptian lions, while at the top we can admire the statues of Castor and Pollux.

Cordonata Capitolina in Rome

Cordonata Capitolina in Rome

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